Pasta with No-Cook Tomato Sauce

Pasta with No-Cook Tomato Sauce

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When was the last time you enjoyed a garden fresh summer tomato?

Not the mealy, pale, flavorless grocery store tomatoes, but a juicy, vibrant, dribble down your chin, REAL tomato?

Cause that’s what this recipe is all about. TOMATO TOMATO TOMATO!

It uses 3 delectable types:

  • fresh tomatoes
  • sundried tomatoes
  • tomato paste

These 3 ingredients marry into a rich, tangy sauce that you’ll go gaga over.

And even better? There’s no cooking required! Yep, this entire pasta sauce is made in a blender. Perfect for hot summer nights.

Serve it with a simple side salad & maybe some herbed garlic bread, and you’ve got Italy right in your living room 😉 So get your butt to the farmers market for some fresh tomatoes & try this recipe!

pasta with no-cook tomato sauce | ericajulson.com

Pasta with No-Cook Tomato Sauce

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb torchiette or other tubular or spiral pasta
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup oil-packed sun dried tomatoes, drained
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, tightly packed
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt & ground black pepper, to taste
  • Grated parmesan cheese or fresh ricotta, for serving

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, add the fresh tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, garlic, olive oil, and a liberal sprinkle of salt and pepper to a blender. Cover & blend for 1 minute, or until smooth. If sauce is too thick, add more olive oil to thin. Taste, and season with additional salt and pepper if necessary.
  • When pasta is done cooking, drain, return to pot, and toss with pasta sauce. Serve immediately, with your choice of cheese on top.
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