Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe
When you have week after week of temps above 80 degrees plus humidity and your motivation to cook is wilting like last weekend’s bouquet, you need a pasta with fresh tomato sauce recipe. I have a beaut.
I’ve been growing tomatoes in our front yard for at least six years now. When you plant 12 tomato plants in three container boxes, you get a lot of tomatoes (I’ll write about being an urban farmer soon). I probably eat more tomatoes in the summer than any person in their right mind should. Tomatoes in BLTs, on avocado toast, with eggs, in cheese and tomato pie, on salad, and, of course, out of hand.
I eat all the tomatoes.
My stepmom, Shreya Gardiner, gave me this recipe at least 20 years ago and I’ve made it every summer since. I should confess that many of my most treasured recipes were given to me by Shreya. She’s a wonderful cook and has exceptional taste. She passes along all her best recipes and, given how much we love pasta, finding a pasta with fresh tomato sauce recipe had to happen.
It’s all about using the freshest tomatoes.
Make this recipe early in the day, leave it on the counter and when you’re ready cook some pasta, make a salad, and enjoy a simple meal with a ton of flavor.