Summer has gone by in a flash and I have been meaning to share this delightful Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce! I'm not sure about you, but I have been enjoying tomatoes for weeks in so many different recipes!!
But I have to say, I find that sometimes I'm not craving my go-to, super simple tomato sauce. Sometimes I come across something in a magazine and I can't wait to see how it turns out. I came across a grated tomato sauce a while back, and I'm not even sure which magazine it was in. When that happened, I completely forgot to make the sauce and the recipe was put aside in my mind for a while. Luckily, I came across this recipe in a recent Bon Appetit magazine and this time I made it right away.
That "right away " was actually weeks ago, but putting together a blog post after editing all the photos in the middle of a fun summer sometimes gets postponed!But it's technically still summer and there are gorgeous tomatoes all over the place (and probably in your gardens, if you're a talented gardener...I'm so jealous!!)
#FreshSummer 2019 project:
My lovely friend Aggie from Aggie’s Kitchen and I have come up with a theme for each month of our #FreshSummer project. For the month of June we chose to share something we each made with cucumbers! Be sure to check out Aggie’s delightful Cucumber Avocado Salad and my Sweet Summer Corn and Cucumber Salad. July’s theme was watermelon. Go check out Aggie’s blog to see a delicious Watermelon Feta Salad with Basil and I shared an Asian Watermelon Salad. August's theme is TOMATOES!! You can't miss Aggie's fantastic Summer Spinach Salad with Tomatoes. It is so refreshing and perfect for end of summer tomatoes! You should join Aggie and I all summer long. If you make a tomato recipe, tag us on Instagram with #FreshSummer.
Follow us @savoringitaly and Aggie @aggieskitchen to see our stories and catch everything delicious happening this summer!
Here are the beautiful tomatoes that our grandmother in Calabria strings every summer with her friends and family...just stunning!!!
Keep in mind that the flavor of the sauce will depend on the tomatoes you choose for the sauce. Look for rice and juicy tomatoes. This recipe is totally vegan if you don't add the Parmigiano Reggiano and of course, the butter. You could skip the cheese and add a touch of Earth Balance margarine to the sauce.
Make this vegan by not using the butter and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. If you are gluten-free, use your favorite GF spaghetti!! I used spaghetti, but this would be wonderful also with linguine or angel hair pasta. You could toss in some olives and a little touch of hot pepper if you like it spicy! Another great tomato sauce to try is Spaghetti al Pomodoro e Basilico.
Adapted from Bon Appetit.
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez says
Grating the tomatoes is such a brilliant idea. This sauce looks so fresh. And I do love those strung tomatoes, so beautiful!
Kacey Joanette says
I have so many fresh tomatoes from the garden so this is right up my alley! Really need to get over my fear of canning so my tomatoes don't go to waste.
Amanda B. says
OMG this looks like the perfect sauce!!
Michelle De La Cerda says
I know first hand how careful to be when grating tomatoes...ouch. But that pain was well worth it. Sauce is amazing.
Renee Goerger says
Grating tomatoes? Stringing tomatoes? I've learned so much from you today, Lora! I wondered what happened to the tomato skin when you grate tomatoes, so I'm glad you stated that the skin remains and discarded, once grated. I find this fascinating, and will be trying this method soon!
Michelle Goth says
Fresh tomato sauce makes the dish so much nicer! Adds a fresher taste!
Yum! I wish I had a plate of this right now!
Erin Dee says
I don't get the stringing tomatoes thing! Is it just a way to store them until you eat them? Or something else? 🙂 And this sauce looks wonderful!
Savoring Italy says
Exactly...they store until they eat them. 🙂 thanks, Erin!!
I had no idea there were so many tomato techniques! Perfect timing I have TONS in my garden!
Hi Annie-yes, so many ways to make a sauce. Lucky your garden is abundant in tomatoes!!
I am craving this plate of pasta - that is my favorite kind of sauce, light and simple. So fresh!!
Beth Pierce says
This looks amazing! Adding this to my dinner line up for the week!
Sara Welch says
Served this for dinner last night and instantly won dinner! A new family favorite recipe, indeed!
This looks so delicious! I love making spaghetti with homemade sauce!
This is such an easy recipe but so delicious! Love it so much!
That fresh tomato sauce looks really refreshing!
Last night I tried to prepare this recipe according to your recommendations. The whole family is delighted, friends are asking for the recipe. We enjoyed this recipe very much time. Thank you very much for sharing it!