No Cook Tomato Sauce

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Just as I announce my welcoming of fall I jump back into summer recipes.  But what can I say, garden tomatoes have a special place in my mouth.  I need to consume as many as I can before the season officially ends!  We do have a steady supply of tomatoes coming in from our garden, but a friend had a nice bounty she needed to unload so I happily volunteered to take them off her hands.  One can never have too many garden tomatoes!

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In cherishing the beautiful sweet flavor of garden tomatoes I opted to create a no cook tomato sauce.  Grated tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil, and s&p.  The easiest quickest tomato sauce ever!  Served with spaghetti, pecorino romano, and more fresh basil.  Serious yum in the tum.  And for a little extra something, I tossed in some balsamic marinated garden cucumbers right before serving.  Maybe I’m not quite ready for summer to end after all.

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No Cook Tomato Sauce

No Cook Tomato Sauce

A no cook tomato sauce perfect for your garden tomatoes.

Ingredients

    for the sauce
  • 3-4 large tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • s&p
  • to serve
  • spaghetti (I used Jovial brown rice - gluten free)
  • pecorino romano
  • olive oil
  • basil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • cucumber
  • s&p

Instructions

    sauce:
  1. Slice tomatoes in half horizontally. Using a box grater or grater attachment on a mandolin grate the tomatoes into a large bowl. Gently press the cut side of each tomato half into the grater as you grate, and you'll be left with just the skin to discard. Awesome!
  2. Press or finely mince garlic and add to the tomatoes.
  3. Thinly slice basil leaves and add to the grated tomatoes.
  4. Drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil and season with s&p.
  5. the rest:
  6. Cook noodles according to box until just al dente. Drain and add to the tomato sauce. Stir on occasion and let the noodles cool. They will absorb the tomato sauce.
  7. Once room temperature grate in a bunch of pecorino romano, drizzle in a bit of olive oil, and season with s&p.
  8. serving suggestions:
  9. chopped basil leaves
  10. pecorino romano
  11. a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  12. red pepper flakes
  13. fresh chopped avocado (my kids loved this addition)
  14. cucumber (plain or marinated in balsamic vinegar)
  15. chopped cherry tomatoes
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