Late Summer Sugo

Late Summer Sugo

Sugo is a classic Italian sauce that presents as a hearty complement to a plant or animal protein, especially when prepared with these wonderful ingredients that transition us from summer to fall. The 1440 Multiversity culinary team chose to make and serve this comforting dish in August while volunteering with World Central Kitchen to nourish evacuees and first responders from the CZU Lightning Complex fires. Accompany with roasted mushroom or braised lamb, lemon gremolata, and summer squash succotash, this delicious sauce is a perfect way to celebrate late summer.

30 Minutes

4 Adults

Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Sugar, Soy-Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian


Sugo Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 yellow onions, julienned
  • 3 yellow bell peppers, julienned
  • 8-12 Early Girl tomatoes cut in quarters (can substitute Roma or Campari tomato)
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, thinly sliced or shaved
  • 3 fresh bay leaves
  • 1/2 bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 pinch dried oregano
  • 1/2 bunch fresh chopped parsley
  • 5-6 leaves basil, hand-torn
  • 3-4 leaves fresh mint, hand-torn
  • 1 pinch chili flakes
  • Fine sea salt (to taste)
  • Fresh-cracked black pepper (to taste)

Garnish Ingredients

  • Drizzle of olive oil (to taste)
  • Arugula, sprinkled on top
  • Walnuts, microplaned


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