Four Foods on Friday (54) & Pasta with No-Cook Tomato Sauce

7 11 2008

#1. Name a food you like that uses a red sauce or anything red in it.


#2. Name a food you like with whipped cream in it or on it.

Does strawberries with whipped cream count? Ohhh, that makes me want some right now.

#3. Name a food you like with blueberry in it.

Blueberry muffins!

#4. Share a recipe for pasta or dessert or a beverage.


I’m excited to share this recipe, because it’s so fresh and quick. WH loved it. I was so surprised. The flavors are perfect together (obviously) and taste so fresh and light. We also got to use our new restaurant style cheese grater 😀


Pasta with No-Cook Tomato Sauce

Serves 2 or 3

Stuff you need:

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. pasta
  • 1 lb. tomatoes, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/2 c. fresh basil leaves thinly sliced
  • parm for serving


What to do with that stuff:

  1. In a cup, put the crushed garlic in the olive oil so the flavors can infuse.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  3. Cook pasta about 11 minutes.
  4. Reserve 1/2 c. of pasta water and drain pasta.
  5. In a large bowl, crush the tomatoes with your hands & season with salt & pepper.
  6. Remove the garlic from the olive oil and discard.
  7. Add the oil, butter, and lemon peel to the tomatoes.
  8. Add the pasta and toss, adding a splash of the pasta water if you need to thin the sauce.
  9. Add the basil and season with salt and pepper.
  10. Serve with parm.


Source [11], September 2008




8 responses

7 11 2008

We do a variation of that pasta and call it “Summer pasta” because flavours are always so fresh and tasty!

7 11 2008

Yumm. That sounds and looks so good. Where do you find a cheese grater like that? Is it a bear to clean?

7 11 2008

Typ0 — yes the pasta is very summery and I did get the recipe out of a Sept. magazine. It still *feels* like summer here in SC though, it was perfect 🙂

Karen — We saw this cheese grater at Crate & Barrel for a reasonable price. The entire thing comes apart. The grating mechanism is actually a barrel that slides in and out. We put the entire thing in the dishwasher 🙂

Here’s a long link:

8 11 2008
Fun, Crafts and Recipes | What I learned from Four Foods On Friday 54

[…] Amy shared a recipe for Pasta With No-Cook Tomato Sauce. […]

9 11 2008

Oh, love the patsa recipe. And totally coveting your cheese grater. I tried to steak one from Olive Garden once and they totally busted me. Haha.

9 11 2008

Olive Garden is exactly the restaurant that made us covet a grater too! It really is just as fantastic to use as it looks at the restaurant. I mean, seriously, we will probably start eating shredded parmesan on EVERYTHING!

9 11 2008

That pasta sounds delicious! Think it would work with canned tomatoes in the winter time?

26 06 2013
What I learned from Four Foods On Friday 54 : From Val's Kitchen

[…] Amy shared a recipe for Pasta With No-Cook Tomato Sauce. […]

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