We are in the height of tomato season, y’all.
I’ve been staying up way too late trying to get salsa and sauces ready in the middle of the night, the only free time I have to work on preserving these yummy vegetables. Er.. fruits. Just trying to get ahead so that this winter we can crack open a jar of fresh tomatoe-y goodness.
During the day is a different story, though. It’s often too hot to have the stove going. My kids love pasta, but making fresh sauce turns a quick weeknight dinner into an entire ordeal.
I was perusing Yahoo! Food and found the perfect solution. If you’re not familiar with their site already, they have a variety of topics all related to (you guessed it!) food: helpful articles, delicious recipes, tricks and advice, photos,stories on the top food trends, the best cooking tools, new techniques, and everything you need to feel inspired.
Yahoo! Food has brought together an all-star team of editors, including Managing Editor Sarah McColl; former Bon Appetit senior web editor, Julia Bainbridge; Rachel Tepper who joined from Huffington Post Food; and Alex Van Buren, who has written for Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and Martha Stewart Living.
I found this recipe for No-Cook Tomato Sauce and adapted it to fit my family’s picky eating habits. Fresh heirloom tomatoes, handfuls of spinach and just a pinch of high quality salt and pepper is all I used. Check out the original recipe here for No-Cook Tomato Sauce!
I love how easily this recipe came together. It’s as simple as layering the ingredients, topping with fresh, hot pasta and letting the food do the rest. This is gonna be a new staple in the Johnson household.. especially when topped with a lot of fresh, shredded cheese!
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