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 The Newlyweds Blog!  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!!

I’m linking this recipe up with Homemaker on a Dime, Delightfully Dowling, A Southern Fairytale, Skip to my Lou,  The Girl CreativeDelicious Dishes, Tuesdays at the Table,  Hearth and Soul Blog Hop, Dr. Laura’s Tasty Tuesday, Tasty Tuesdays, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Made from Scratch Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday ,Blue Cricket DesignGinger Snap CraftsAt Home with Haley, Lady Behind the Curtain,  Little Brick Ranch, These Chicks Cooked, Miz Helen’s Country CottageMangoes and Chutney , EKat’s Kitchen, Simply Delish, Feeding Four, It’s a Keeper, Bacon Time with the Hungry Hungry Hypo, The Sweet Details, and Eat at Home (Ingredient Spotlight – Fresh Herbs), The Ease of Freeze; Gooseberry Patch Blog, Finding Joy in My Kitchen

23 thoughts on “Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce

  1. 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!)


  2. 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

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