There are some recipes that bring you back to your childhood, and this summer sauce recipe is absolutely one of them. I will never forget the way my grandmother made this: whole tomatoes, oil, garlic, basil, and a touch of salt. It’s literally that easy. Simple recipes such as this summer sauce will always reign supreme, especially when things can get very complicated so easily.
One of the reasons I love this summer sauce so much is because it’s made with simple, easy, and accessible ingredients. I guarantee you have oil in your home, as well as garlic, a can of whole peeled tomatoes, or even fresh tomatoes that have been lingering in your crisper drawer in the fridge. This is virtually all you need! Having fresh basil (and maybe a little bit of oregano) is a nice touch too, but totally unnecessary if you don’t have it nor want to get it from the store.
Making this recipe will fill your home with delicious rustic aromas, no matter the season! If you're keen on making this a full meal, you can easily pair this sauce with:
No matter what you pair this sauce with, you'll love it, and find any excuse to make it again and again.
What I truly love about this sauce is the minimal kitchen tools you need to make. All you need is listed below:
You won't believe how easy this sauce is to put together start to finish!
You very well can, I prefer Roma tomatoes because they break down easily.
I prefer the fresh basil as it adds flavor and aromas as it cooks, but if you only have dried, that works too!
You can put the remainder of the sauce into a freezer-friendly container and store in the freezer for another day. Be sure to thaw the night before or the morning you'd like to use it.
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A refreshing twist on homemade red sauce! Hellooooo summer sauce: perfectly aromatic with garlic, basil, and stewed tomatoes over a beautiful plate of pasta. It doesn't get much better than this.
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