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Cold Tomato Sauce Over Pasta

  • Prep Time 0:15
  • Cook Time 0:08
  • Estimated Cost $16.00

In my opinion mid-summer is the best time of the year for vegetables. There are more things I love at the height of the season than at any other time of the year. While at the farmers market this weekend I saw some good looking little tomatoes for $.50/lb, which I sampled and couldn’t pass up. I used them to make this sauce and served it over pasta. The key is to get really ripe tomatoes from a farmers market – I’ve never had a halfway decent supermarket tomato, and even the best from the supermarket don’t compare with even mediocre market ones.


  • 2 lbs tomatoes $2 ($.50 / lb isn't always realistic)
  • 1 small sweet red onion $1
  • 1 bunch basil $1
  • 1/2 small wedge Parmesan $6 / wedge
  • 1 lb short pasta (penne, fusili, ect.) $2
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil Pantry
  • 1 tsp salt Pantry


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Salt it, and add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes depending on type.
  2. Chop the tomatoes into 1/2 inch pieces. Coarsely chop the onions and cube the Parmesan in 1/8 inch cubes. Combine all three in a large bowl with the olive oil and salt and mix well. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Once the pasta is done serve the sauce over it at room temperature with a big handful of torn basil. Summer on a plate!

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This would be good for the next potluck (multiplied a few times for more people)!

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