Fresh, No-Cook Tomato Sauce

July 15, 2012
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  • Serves 4 to 6
Author Notes

Perfect for those sweaty, hot July days when tomatoes are at their peak and the last thing you want to do is turn on the stove. —Omeletta

What You'll Need
  • 3 large tomatoes, heirloom preferred, sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup chiffonade basil, fresh
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 3 medium to large garlic cloves, crushed and minced
  • 1 tablespoon coarse ground salt, or to taste
  1. Using a box grater over a bowl, grate the tomatoes down to the skin, discarding the skin as you go. Add the lemon, basil, and garlic and stir to combine. Add the salt, a little at a time, tasting as you go.
  2. Let the entire mixture sit for at least one hour before serving. During this time I usually cook pasta separately (from scratch or a box). Before combining, don't heat the sauce, just serve the pasta and the sauce together either slightly chilled or at room temperature.

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1 Review

inpatskitchen July 15, 2012
Love raw tomato sauce! I make mine a little differently but yours sounds wonderful! I really like the hot pasta with the raw sauce.