Authentic Italian tomatoes sauce

Authentic Italian tomatoes sauce

Summer is not a real summer if it is not celebrated with a real, authentic tomatoes sauce. Real Italian tomatoes sauces are really simple and require only few high quality ingredients. Of course there are many variations to this sauce, according to the region of Italy you go.

This one is made with leftovers tomatoes, the ones that are too ripe to be used in salads, and it great use over pasta or as base for other dishes, like light summer stew, with fish or bruschetta. For more authentic but healthy Italian recipes you can also have a look at Roasted aubergines and tomatoes pasta and in a couple of recipes coming soon. Super quick and easy to do as usual!

Prep 5 min, cooking 10 min

Ingredients (serves 2)

For the sauce

  • 3 medium  tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4-5 basil leaves
  • a dash of oregano
  • a dash of chili flakes
  • a sprinkle of good quality extra-virgin olive oil

For the pasta

  • 120 grams fusilli or penne pasta (Rummo)
  • Some fresh Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • a sprinkle of good quality extra-virgin olive oil

Cut the tomatoes in half and then chop them in small cubes. Peel and cut in half the garlic, place it in a small non stick pan, with a sprinkle of olive oil, a dash of chili flakes and let it warm and release the flavor at low/medium heat for a minute. Add the chopped tomatoes, the oregano, and basil and let it stew at low to medium heat for up to 7-8 min. Remember not to burn the oil, and a dd a couple teaspoons of water if needed.

In the meantime, cook the pasta, drain it when “al dente” and then add it to the pan with the sauce for a minute and stir through to allow the salsa to rub the flavor onto the pasta. When ready add some freshly grated Parmesan cheese and enjoy!



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  • Thank you, Ellis! there are ore to come! My old blog on WordPress is closed, so many more recipes and nutrition tips coming this way! I visited your blog, lovely!

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