Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce

| June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Want to beat the summer heat with a delicious pasta sauce that won’t steam up the kitchen and highlight those in-season vine-ripened tomatoes from Carter & Sons Produce and Butcher Shop? Hang on to your hat!

Sara here–I was in a hurry this week…wanted a fast, fresh, EASY dinner that wouldn’t overheat the kitchen. The fam put in for spaghetti, so I pulled out a trusty recipe for a fresh tomato sauce and decided to pair it with a grilled steak. The steaks are great quality at Carters, so there’s not a lot you have to do to them–just slap them on the grill. I already had Kalamata olives and feta cheese on hand, so I grabbed some fresh tomatoes and Vidalia onions and got to work!

Quick tip–if you want sauce to stick with pasta, don’t put oil in the water while cooking. It makes sauce slide right off. Salt your water and stir occasionally and your pasta won’t stick together.

I hope you enjoy!

Fresh Summer Tomato Sauce

  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 3/4 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dry basil, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dry marjoram, chopped
  • 8 oz fettuccine
  • 2 pounds fresh, ripe tomatos, chopped
  • 1 small Vidalia oinion, chopped
  • 1/2 c Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 8 oz Feta cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 c red wine vinegar
  • cracked salt to taste
  • cracked pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in small pan, add garlic, basil, and marjoram and heat until garlic is translucent and yellow, but not brown. Remove from heat and let cool thoroughly

Start your water for pasta and once boiling, cook according to direction.

While pasta is cooking, mix tomatoes, onion, kalamata olives, and feta cheese. Strain cooled olive oil through fine strainer and whisk with red wine vinegar. Toss with tomato mixture, salting and peppering to taste.

Serve over cooked, drained pasta.

Serves 4 as a main dish or 6-8 as a side. I paired mine with a delicious steak from Carter’s.

Nutrition Information: Calories per Serving: 320, Total Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 19 mg, Sodium: 182 mg, Carbs: 26 g, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 0 g, Protein: 9 g (information includes sauce and pasta–grilled steak is additional) Nutritional information is approximate as recipe is home kitchen based.

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