This is one of the easiest, freshest dishes you can whip up courtesy of your garden or farmer’s market. Two pots for dinner. One fabulous dinner!
3 lbs of fresh tomatoes (I used yellow and red), washed and chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 handful of fresh basil, chopped
Optional: Grated parmesan (1/4 cup of loosely packed)
In your sauté pan over medium heat, add olive oil, cut tomatoes, garlic and seasonings. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Then puree with a immersion blender. If adding cheese, add that now along with basil. Stir and taste. Adjust seasonings as necessary.
In a separate pot, boil your water and add salt. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Top pasta with the sauce and enjoy!