WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- As summer begins to draw to a close, now is the perfect time to turn the season's tomato harvest into an easy weeknight meal. The first step in any recipe is having the right equipment, and the complete line of Electrolux kitchen appliances at Leibert's Royal Green Appliances in White Plains start every recipe right.
Ashley Rodriguez of 'Not Without Salt' shares her recipe for quick, fresh from the garden parmesan tomato sauce. The dish is healthy, simple, and can go from garden to plate in less than it takes to boil a pot of water.
Makes a generous 2 cups of sauce
Try using Pecorino for a sharper bite, or cook the sauce for a bit longer with a good bit of butter to add depth and richness - Ashley
1 pound tomatoes
2 ounces Parmesan, cut into small pieces
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup fresh basil
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a blender, combine the tomatoes, Parmesan, garlic, basil, olive oil, and salt. Blend until completely smooth. Simmer the sauce over medium heat for 30 minutes to thicken it up a bit.
Taste and adjust seasoning and serve tossed with warmed pasta.