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March 26, 2012

No Cook Tomato Sauce

When it comes to pasta dishes, I consider tomato sauce as its ideal partner. It is amazing how the rich flavor of  tomatoes could turn the bland pasta into something exceptional. We eat a  fair amount of pasta dishes at home so learning how to make a flavorful tomato sauce is ongoing.  Two years ago I attended a potluck at a friend's house. My friend prepared a no-cook spaghetti sauce. Yes, spaghetti was the first dish I ate and I fell in love with it in an instant. Since then I have reconstructed the recipe  numerous times at home. I vary the flavors by adding different ingredients and the result surprises me each time I make it.

 This recipe is good for 2 people.  Between me and my sister I  cook 100-150 g pasta.

For the sauce I used:
4 large tomatoes washed and diced
1/2 cup extra light virgin olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
a dash of oregano or mixed herbs
Cook pasta al dente. When done, transfer into a colander to drain. Place  under running cold water to stop the cooking. Drain again.

For the sauce, combine all the ingredients.

Leave for a few minutes until the tomatoes render its juice. Toss the pasta and sauce together. Serve  with toast.

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