Fresh Tomato Sauces

Pasta w/ Summer Tomatoes and Olivada

Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 in Fresh Tomato Sauces, Olive Oil Sauces, Pasta, Recipes | 0 comments

Pasta w/ Summer Tomatoes and Olivada

First make the Olivada: 1 small garlic clove, chopped into a few pieces 3 large basil leaves, torn into a few pieces 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves 1/2 cup black olives, drained & pitted 2 tsps lemon juice 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil Place the garlic, basil and thyme in the work bowl of a small food processor. Process, scraping down sides as needed until the ingredients are finely chopped. Add the olives and lemon juice and pulse, scraping down the sides as needed, to form a coarse paste. Add the oil and pulse until it’s just incorporated. To prepare the meal: 4 medium tomatoes (about...

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Summer Pasta w/ Raw Arugula & Tomatoes

Posted by on Apr 28, 2010 in Fresh Tomato Sauces, Greens, Pasta, Pasta w/ Greens, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | 0 comments

Summer Pasta w/ Raw Arugula & Tomatoes

4 cups arugula leaves (stems removed) 3 TBSP butter, ghee, or extra virgin olive oil 2 medium garlic cloves, crushed or minced 3 medium, ripe tomatoes (about 1 & 1/4 pounds), cored & chopped pure salt freshly ground black pepper 1 pound whole grain pasta Boil water for pasta. Wash & dry arugula. Slice the leaves into thin strips & set aside in a bowl large enough to hold the cooked pasta. Heat the oil in a skillet. Add garlic & saute over medium heat about 2 mins. Add the tomatoes & salt to taste & cook, stirring occasionally, just until the tomatoes are heated...

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Pasta Salad w/ Eggplant, Tomatoes & Basil

Posted by on Apr 23, 2010 in Fresh Tomato Sauces, Olive Oil Sauces, Pasta, Recipes, Salads, Warm Salads | 0 comments

Pasta Salad w/ Eggplant, Tomatoes & Basil

2 medium eggplant, peeled & cut into rounds (between 1 & 1.5 pounds) 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing on eggplant pure salt & freshly ground black pepper (for sprinkling on eggplant) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tsp lemon zest 1 large garlic clove, minced or crushed 3/4 tsp pure salt 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (or more) 1 lb whole grain pasta 2 large tomatoes, cored, seeded & diced 1/2 cup packed basil leaves, shredded (small food processor works well) Place eggplant slices on a broiler sheet (in a single layer). Lightly brush eggplant with oil & sprinkle...

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