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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 129.6
  • Total Fat: 13.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 146.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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Fresh No-Cook Tomato Sauce

Submitted by: BRYNWRITES4FOOD
Fresh No-Cook Tomato Sauce

Introduction

This recipe showcases the freshest, ripest summer tomatoes you can find. The only cooking involved is warming a bit of olive oil, which infuses the herbs and takes the raw edge off the tomato. This recipe showcases the freshest, ripest summer tomatoes you can find. The only cooking involved is warming a bit of olive oil, which infuses the herbs and takes the raw edge off the tomato.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 large ripe tomatoes, to yield about 4 cups, chopped
    1/4 cup good extra-virgin olive oil
    1/4 cup (packed) finely sliced fresh basil leaves
    1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt, or to taste

Tips

The recipe can easily be adjusted to serve as many people as you need to feed; simply use 1 tomato, 1 Tbsp. olive oil and 1 Tbsp. basil per serving.

This sauce is perfect on its own, with the fresh flavors of tomato and basil. But cheese makes a good accompaniment. Add diced fresh mozzarella cheese to hot drained pasta, if you'd like. Or top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. It also makes great bruschetta topping with a bit of garlic added!


Directions

Core the tomatoes. Cut the tomatoes crosswise in half and squeeze out the seeds. Chop the tomatoes. Transfer to a large bowl and add basil.

Place the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Heat the oil until it shimmers but doesn't bubble or smoke.

Quickly but carefully pour the warm olive oil over the tomatoes (careful: the oil may spatter).Serve right away, over pasta if desired.

Serving Size: 1 cup






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  • 12 of 27 people found this review helpful
    Might be a good idea to have the photograph reflect the ingredients in the recipe? Pictured is a Roma tomato (the type you're not supposed to use), garlic, peppercorns&thyme, none of which are in this recipe, the serving suggestion photographed is Italian bread, not pasta. Not a basil leaf in sight! - 7/14/13

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I don't know why everyone is so concerned about the picture? Really? Is the recipe good or not that should be your review? The ingredients sounds wonderful to me and would love to try it! - 7/14/13

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  • 7 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I'm all for being a smartass (I really am) but nitpicking on the picture isn't exactly helpful. Besides, it's relevant enough, as it's a picture of bruschetta and this recipe is essentially a simplified version of that. It can be eaten on bread as well and modified accordingly w/ those ingredients - 7/14/13

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    So simple and delicious. I used cherry tomatoes, added a little artichoke hearts and a sprinkle of parmesan. I could eat this every day. - 8/31/13

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is a great quick sauce and very flavorful! Thanks! - 7/14/13

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    yummy over cold pasta as a salad - 7/14/13

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  • 4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Why not Roma tomatoes? Too funny, you say no Roma and there is one in the picture. I would eat this on calorie free noodles.
    - 3/18/13

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I like sauces like this with no cooking in the summer. And I've discovered hemp seeds sprinkled on top make a very nice addition to the ingredients you mentioned. I'd like some onion with it, too. And roasted garlic. - 7/14/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My picture shows the pasta, Roma Tomatoes and Basil leaves. Being Italian, I only use Roma Tomatoes in my sauces. I made this and it was very easy. I used Avocado Oil, diced onions, garlic and mushrooms and poured over pasta. It was very good and I have an abundance of fresh tomatoes. - 8/31/13

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    What is so great about sparkrecipes,when you forward them to print, there is NO picture. Just the recipe ; Problem solved! Enjoy! - 8/31/13

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    A lot of the photos for the recipes here are "stock" photos. I know, because I have sent inquiries about photos in relation to the recipes offered. There was a great chocolate lovers recipe collection, but the picture of a slice of creamy chocolate pie did not match any of the recipes. So I aske - 7/14/13

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for this! I was just diagnosed with a bunch of food allergies (mainly spices, including garlic and onion) and have been looking for recipes to replace my canned and bottled sauces. This sounds perfect! - 3/18/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Why do you throw away the seeds and juice???? That jell around the seeds is the most flavorful and nutritious part of the tomato. - 8/31/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very light but flavorful sauce. I loved it just the way it was. Next time I am going to try it on Bruschetta just because it sounds so good. Thank you!! - 7/29/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i rate this recipe high. My basil hasn't come up yet and I don't have enough cherry tomatoes right now. I can't eat a lot of foods and i have to eat gluten free.

    I gain weight when I eat food I have allergies to. I get really sick too. I'm losing weight gradually. Best way to loose. - 7/15/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I toss these ingredients plus garlic, salt, peppers, etc together often and eat on low fat crackers and on chicken breasts. Wehave a tomato garden so we're always eating like this. Thanks for sharing! - 7/14/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used it as a bruschetta topping. YUM-O - 9/20/12

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  • I used cherry tomato. Replaced noodles with spaghetti squash and added some fresh made basil pesto. quick easy low cal lunch. May try adding a chicken breast to it for protein. - 10/3/13

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  • Quick and easy - excellent on the South Beach Diet! - 9/15/13

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  • add a packet of stevia to cut any bitterness. - 9/13/13

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  • Thanks for the tip on the artichoke hearts , I enjoy changing up the fresh ingredients , try this with kale and chick peas added too! - 9/4/13

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  • I heated minced garlic and finely chopped onions in the oil, and I used all parts of the tomato. Was great over whole wheat pasta! - 9/1/13

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  • Love the raw and real great tasting! - 8/31/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Your pictures seldom reflect your recipes! Recipe here says "squeeze out the seeds and the picture shows seeds, plus a variety of ingredients not mentioned in the recipe? - 8/31/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks like pasta and cherry tomatoes to me - 8/31/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks delicious. I have lots of garden tomatoes so will try it! - 8/31/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds lovely. I will play with the ingredients a bit to fit my dietary needs, but it look like a winner to me! - 8/31/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is very similar to a recipe I have used for years. Very good. Thank You. - 8/31/13

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  • I have made this. Heating the olive oil,etc.....yummmm. - 8/31/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will definitely try it soon; adding garlic makes it all the more enticing to the senses; can almost taste the umami flavor of the ripe tomatoes. - 8/31/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    seems user friendly - 7/14/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent and Healthy Option. I love this. - 7/14/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this. Tomatoes are my favorite especially when they come right out the garden. - 7/14/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like this recipe, but do not add the salt. - 3/10/13

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