Makes 12-15 servings

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1 cup canned tomatoes

1 small clove garlic (roasted if you like milder garlic flavor)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (optional, or to taste)

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1. Puree all ingredients except olive oil in a food processor until smooth.

2. With the blender running, add olive oil in a steady stream to emulsify.

3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

- From Katherine Rapin

Per serving (based on 15): 11 calories, trace protein, trace grams carbohydrates, no sugar, 1 gram fat, no cholesterol, 78 milligrams sodium, no dietary fiber.