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Sunday, August 01, 2010

Sunday Sides ~ Tomatoes

Nancy's week to offer her side dish. She came up with something that is just what we need this time of year. Fresh, Flavorful, and UnCooked!
The secret behing this 'sauce' is fresh ingredients. There is no substitute for vine ripe tomatoes, and fresh basil. It can be used as a sauce on pasta, or as a topping for bruschetta.
Fresh Uncooked Tomato Sauce
Ripe Homegrown or Locally Grown Tomatoes, chopped
(I love heirloom tomatoes in various colors)
Sweet Mild Onion (like Vidalia), chopped
Garlic, minced
Good Olive Oil
Basil, chopped coarsely
(I added some cucumber since I have oodles of them)
Combine all of the above and let them blend at room temperature. Serve over hot pasta with Parmesan cheese. Also good cold the next day.
Nancy added that Giada De Laurentis even did a version with leftover Caprese Salad~ now it can't get much easier than that.
This looks like a great side for Peachy Pork Chops or Orange Glazed Salmon .
Y'all enjoy your Sunday~


The French Bear said...

My this looks delicious! I have to try it on garlic toasted bread.....ummmm, well maybe not for breakfast....
Thanks for the recipes, you always make everything look so good!!!
Margaret B

Mari said...

This looks good! I've got a bowl of tomatoes right here and I'll have to try it!

nanny said...

Love, love tomatoes!!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Margaret~ It would be wonderful on garlic bread.
Mari & Nanny~ there is nothing like fresh summer tomatoes. Yum!

Fuat Gencal said...

Çok leziz görünüyor. Ellerinize sağlık.


Pam said...

Yum! This looks delicious and perfect for summer with all those fresh tomatoes!

bellini valli said...

This is my families absolute favourite way with pasta!

nancyhol said...

Yours looks really good, Sandi! I am glad you liked it.

tigerfish said...

This is another no-cook sauce that I may like. :)

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