Growing up, my mom used to make this sauce with fresh garden tomatoes and serve it over pasta. It’s so easy, delicious and fresh – you’ll want to drink it right out of the blender.
I used fresh tomatoes that I got from the farmer’s market, but I think store bought fresh tomatoes would also work. This hasn’t been tested with canned tomatoes, so if you try it that way, let me know if it works for you!
What you’ll need:
4 or 5 large tomatoes
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
4 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon black pepper
You could also add fresh basil, garlic or another Italian seasons of your choice. I typically just use store brands of the rest of the ingredients – nothing fancy!
Cut up your tomatoes first, then throw in a blender or food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
Serve over spaghetti, penne, bowtie or any kind of pasta. I tried it over cheese tortellini for this dish but think I prefer plain pasta – the cheese kind of drowns out the lovely fresh taste of the sauce.
There’s no cooking involved, other than the pasta and it’s SO easy to make. It will keep in the fridge for a few days or you could freeze or can for later.