Summer Tomato Sauce

"Nothing is easier on a hot summer day than this recipe. Only fresh tomatoes, please. It's a hit with everyone who has had it!!! Cook time includes 2 hours to marinate."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins




  • Combine all the ingredients, except the pasta.
  • Marinate for at least 2 hours.
  • The longer, the better.
  • Marinate at room temperature.
  • Cook the pasta in salted water until"al dente".
  • Drain thouroughly& transfer to a bowl.
  • Add the sauce and toss.
  • Adjust your seasonings to taste and serve with extra parmesan cheese.
  • You may use spaghetti, zitis, shells or rotini.

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  1. DH really liked this. I thought it was just okay. However, when there is a plethora of fresh tomatos in the kitchen, this is an excellent way to use them. Hubby even ate the leftovers cold out of the fridge, and he may have even lickied the bowl!
  2. This really is a lovely recipe. I don't easily give a five-star rating, bit thos one deserves it. Don't hesitate to use more tomatoes if you are a tomato-lover (like I am).
  3. Great recipe during the summer tomato-growing season, and wonderful for somebody like me who is avoiding salt. With all the herbs you don't miss it. I used your recipe as a base, substituting fresh for dried basil, then added in sauteed mushrooms and zucchini and ate it over fettucini. I'll definitely make it again!
  4. This is a lovely recipe for hot weather. I cut it back to 1/2 pound tomatoes, which came to about 2 medium ones. It's such a simple recipe, but I don't think I would have thought to do it myself, and now that I've made it, I can think about adding other olives or even anchovies. Thank you, Pat


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