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10 Best Herbs to Pair with Tomatoes

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Odiferous Garlic

Garlic is pungent, but don't let that scare you off.
Garlic is pungent, but don't let that scare you off.
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One of the strongest smelling herbs out there, garlic has a very long history in the kitchen. Don't let the pungency of garlic keep you from using it in the kitchen, because it's a great addition to many dishes. You can control the strength of your garlic flavoring by how you heat the cloves, but don't cook it too much -- it will cause the herb to become bitter.

Try making some of your own tomato sauce with garlic. Add garlic to pureed tomato, basil and olive oil on the stove. Give the sauce a half an hour alone on the stove to allow the seasonings to mix together. Spread this sauce on your pasta or your pizza.

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