Tomatoes and Zucchini


1 cup chopped onion
2 TBSP olive oil
4 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 TBSP minced fresh basil
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 small zucchini; split lengthwise and cut into slices


Saute onion until tender. Add tomatoes, basil, sugar, salt and pepper. Cover; simmer 20 minutes. Add zucchini and continue to cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese and serve hot.

Here is an interesting variation on this simple dish:

Parmesan Dumplings
1 egg; lightly beaten
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Combine eggs and cheese. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto tomatoes. Cover; simmer until dumplings are firm, about 5 minutes.