Monday, September 10, 2012

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

This summer season, we have grown tomatoes, and yellow squash, and also have had a herb garden with fresh basil, thyme, oregano, thai basil, cilantro growing in our backyard. Its so much fun to cook with ingredients out of the back yard!

The tomatoes and fresh herbs inspired me to make this dish and also my budding 3 year old, who loves to eatt spaghetti, and that too, she slurps it all in, just like any of us! :) Love to watch her eat her spaghetti, and so is my 14 month old, very skilled I must say at eating his spaghetti ;)

I make a raw tomato sauce, with the tomatoes in my garden as well as some herbs. It comes out delicious!

Here is the recipe:


  • 2 1/4 pounds unrefrigerated ripe tomatoes (preferably plum)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound spaghetti or spaghettini
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound of fresh mozarella balls


  1. Pulse tomatoes, garlic,oil, thyme and basil, along with salt and pepper in a food processor and blend to make a coarse sauce.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente. Drain pasta, and toss it in a serving bowl with the parmesan cheese. Leave some parmesan cheese to garnish. Toss in the raw sauce and the mozarella balls and toss gently to cover the pasta with the sauce. Transfer to 6 shallow bowls, and drizzle with oil. Garnish with the parmesan cheese and some torn basil leaves. Delish!

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