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Simple summer goodness! Make Lisa’s Summer Tomato Sauce- it’s perfect for a Ferragosto celebration too! Watch Lisa make this sauce on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube channel.
Lisa’s Summer Tomato Sauce Ingredients:
1/8 of a cup of extra virgin olive oil
8 cloves of garlic thinly sliced
2 pounds of grape or cherry tomatoes
8 large fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
4 tablespoons of tomato paste
1 pound cooked spaghetti
Lisa’s Summer Tomato Sauce Directions:
In 1/8 of a cup of extra virgin olive oil, sauté 8 cloves of garlic thinly sliced. Take 2 pounds of grape or cherry tomatoes.
Slice each tomato in half and add to the garlic and olive oil. Chop 8 large fresh basil leaves and add to the tomatoes and garlic. Add salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.
Add 4 tablespoons of tomato paste from Italy, concentrato. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, until the sauce has reduced. Add 1 pound cooked spaghetti to sauce, and toss.