Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce

This recipe is fabulous for several reasons…1. No cooking required  2. Fresh ingredients (tomatoes and basil straight from my garden!) 3. It’s delicious.  4.  It’s healthy  5.  No cooking required.  Oh yeah, I said that already.  However, as hot as it’s been, it is worth repeating!

This is another great recipe from !  She has some great step-by-step photos.  This recipe is super simple…all you have to do is chop up your ingredients, let it sit, give it a stir and …. DONE.

Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce

10 garden tomatoes various sizes

1 garlic clove

large handful of basil

salt and pepper to taste

olive oil

Dice tomatoes and garlic, add to a large bowl, julienne basil, salt and pepper to taste, mix well. Then drizzle olive oil on top until it covers all the tomatoes about 1/4 inch, cover and let sit in room temperature 2-3 hours before serving (or longer…mine sat for 4 hours or more the first time I made it). Cook pasta al dente, mix the fresh sauce and add on top of pasta (or whatever you like – spaghetti squash, zucchini, etc)

This recipe makes quite a bit of sauce, so you can scale it down if needed.  I’ve made it twice so far, once for 3 adults (and had plenty left over) and once just for me! 
Simple, fresh, delicious!!

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23 thoughts on “Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce

  1. The fresh light pasta sauces are my favorite way to eat pasta. My hubby is not a huge tomato fan but this would be great for me. It looks delicious!

  2. I wish I liked chunky tomatoes – would it be rude to ask you to puree my pasta sauce when you invite me over??!!

    Happy Monday!

  3. I bet my little man would love this! Can't wait to make it for him 🙂

  4. YUM! What a GREAT recipe! Cast Party Wednesday starts tonight at 12:00 midnight. I would love it if you came over tomorrow and shared some recipes with us.
    I hope to see you there!

  5. Love easy recipes like that! Looks so yummy. Would love for you to link this up to my (wow me) wednesday link party going on right now on my blog. 🙂 (I'm a new follower, too!)


  6. I was at work when you posted this to FB and I was pretty much drooling over my computer! I love meals like this!!! Thanks so much for linking up.

  7. This sauce sounds just wonderful! It would be good on so many things, it is so fresh and delicious! What a refreshing pasta dish for a hot summers' evening. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  8. Really appreciate you linking up this awesome post at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop 🙂 Please continue sharing your creativity with us during the weekly party.

  9. This sounds refreshing. I just love the flavor combination of basil and tomato together.

    BTW, I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog. Please come to enter if you're interested.

  10. definitely saving this recipe to use this week when I grab some tomatoes from my garden. It looks so fresh and light, actually sounds great for lunch!
    visiting from it's a keeper

  11. That is my serving right? It looks so fresh and delicious, I just have to go to the garden and make this dish. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. This looks so yummy! Featuring YOU over on my blog today! Thank you so much for linking up to my {wow me} wednesday party! Have a wonderful day!


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