FIVE MINUTE TOMATO SAUCE

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Tomatoes are a powerful anti-oxidant and contain a lot of vitamins A and C, mostly because of beta-carotene. These vitamins act as an anti-oxidant, working to neutralize dangerous free radicals in the blood stream that can damage cells. The more red the tomato, the more beta-carotene it contains. Cooking destroys much of vitamin C, so stick with raw tomatoes for these benefits.
This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy a dish of pasta. It’s quick, easy and so full of flavor. Perfect for a summer meal or a picnic.
Look for tomatoes that are vibrant colored with firm shiny skin.
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Never refrigerate tomatoes big or small, this will kill the flavor for sure, keep them at room temperature.
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INGREDIENTS: 
Serves 4-6

  • 8 ounces of Farfalle pasta (Bowtie)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 scallions, chopped small
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups of organic baby Roma tomatoes sliced in half top to bottom not in the middle
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup Italian parsley loosely packed, rough chop
  • 6 basil leaves, rough chop
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cook pasta according to the directions on the box. While pasta is cooking, start making the sauce.
  2. In a skillet heat the olive oil on medium high heat for 1 minute.
  3. Add the scallions, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Sauté until golden about two minutes, add white wine cook for a minute. Remove the garlic from the pan and discard.
  4. Add the sliced tomatoes, salt and mix.
  5. Sauté for about 2 to 3 minutes shaking the pan back and forth to heat the tomatoes through.
  6. Turn off the heat, add basil and parsley.
  7. When the pasta is ready drain really well and add to the tomatoes. Mix together well.
  8. Turn the heat up under the skillet and heat through for approximately 1 minute.
  9. Sprinkle cheese over pasta and serve.

SERVING NOTE: Pasta can be served hot, cold or room temperature!

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1 Comment

  1. dholcomb1

    love it!
    Denise

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