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Fresh Tomato Sauce

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Fresh Tomato Sauce
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  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes, about 3 large tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese for serving


If desired, peel tomatoes; remove seeds, straining juice into a bowl. Save the juice and discard seeds. In a food processor, combine garlic, tomatoes with juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil, and basil. Pulse quickly to chop roughly. Pulse more for a smoother sauce, if desired. Transfer to a bowl, add salt and pepper and let stand to marinate for about 20 minutes.

Cook pasta until just tender, drain and toss hot with the marinated tomato sauce. If hotter spaghetti is desired, heat the sauce just until hot on stovetop or in microwave. Serve immediately with Parmesan cheese.
Serves 4 to 6.

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 5 out of 5
Fresh and Delicious!, Member MNGrown74

I was a little apprehensive about a sauce that was not cooked, especially since I do not like fresh tomatoes. This sauce was amazing! It was fresh tasting and reminded me of something I would get at a nice restaurant! Full of flavor :) I did peel the tomatoes (I used Roma) first and added some red pepper for a little kick. Will definitely be making again! Thank you for a great recipe!

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