Sunday Slow Sides: Tomatoes
I've been participating in another Slow Travel cooking challenge though I haven't found time to blog about it. So this is a catch-up post.
This week's ingredient is tomatoes and the recipe is Fresh Uncooked Tomato Sauce, selected by Nancy of A Winelover's Wanderings. Perfect timing for this choice since I've been picking tomatoes from my garden every day for several weeks now.
This couldn't be easier. Chop tomatoes, onions, garlic, a banana pepper, and fresh herbs (I used basil, thyme, and chives). Combine them in a bowl, add some olive oil and salt/pepper, and let it sit at room temperature for a while. Cook some pasta, add to the sauce, add some cheese, and it's done. You can only make this in the summer when the tomatoes are sun-ripened and either homegrown or from the farmer's market (don't try this in the winter with grocery store tomatoes!).
Here's the sauce before I added the pasta. So beautiful! Everything came from my garden except the onion. Thanks Nancy, this was a great choice.