Fresh Summer Tomato Sauce


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The versatile tomatoes can be made into a delectable sauce, Fresh summer tomato sauce which can be stored for upto ten days and enjoyed as desired.

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Fresh Summer Tomato Sauce recipe - How to make Fresh Summer Tomato Sauce

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Makes enough for 1 pound (400 gms) pasta, about 6 servings
The lush tomatoes of late summer can hardly be put to better use.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 to 4 cloves of garlic (lehsun), crushed
1 small sized onion, finely chopped
2 pounds(800 gms) very ripe, fresh tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup oil-cured sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tablespoons capers, or 1/4 cup chopped
green olives, optional
Hot or warm cooked pasta
salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) powder

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a small skillet. add the garlic and onion and sauté over medium-low heat until golden.
  2. In a food processor, combine the garlic-onion mixture with the remaining oil, tomatoes, dried tomatoes, basil, oregano, lemon juice, and optional capers. process, pulsing on and off, until the mixture is coarsely and evenly chopped, but not pureed.
  3. Toss with hot or cold pasta, season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.

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This recipe was contributed by setseeani on 22 May 2002

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