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.
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.