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Summer Spaghetti

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Joined: 2010-01-17

If you can get really good tomatoes, this "sauce" is wonderful (when I can't get good tomatoes, I cut them in half and sprinkle a little sugar on them and let them sit for a little while - really improves the flavor!). I found this at a blog and was thrilled because it's a recipe I used to make years ago and then lost.

Summer Spaghetti

A wonderful summertime pasta, easily assembled if you prepare the sauce ahead of time. The mix of the cold salad with the hot spaghetti creates a great taste. This sauce benefits from sitting for a few hours to allow the flavors to meld, so you can even make it before you leave for work in the morning. Leftovers are fought over in my house, and are enjoyed either at room temperature as a salad, or warmed. This sauce can be used as a dressing for pasta salad, as a topping for grilled fish or chicken, or even as a bruschetta topping. The only absolute requirement for this dish is to use very ripe, flavorful tomatoes. Otherwise, you can increase the amount of onions or garlic if desired, add extra hot chile, or try out different fresh herbs for a change. Serves 4 Deborah Mele

1 Pound Ripe Tomatoes
1 Medium Onion
6 Green or Black Pitted Olives
2 Medium Garlic Cloves
1/3 Cup Fresh Parsley
2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil
2 Teaspoons Drained Capers
1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Oregano
1 Pound Spaghetti
Parmesan or Pecorino Cheese

Chop tomatoes coarsely. Chop onion and olives. Mince the garlic. Combine tomatoes, onion, olives, garlic, parsley, basil, capers, pepper flakes & oregano. Drizzle vinegar over tomato mixture, then pour over oil. Mix well and let sit at least 6 hours. Just before serving, cook the spaghetti until al dente. Drain and mix immediately with the sauce. Serve at once, offering cheese if desired. Serves 4.

Joined: 2009-08-07
Sounds Good

I'd pretty much lost my taste for regular jar spaghetti sauce and have been buying bruschetta sauce ... at a cost that's a bit rich for me.

Had been meaning to look up recipes for it and here you pop up with one!!

Thanx AnnZee!


Joined: 2010-05-29
Tried the sauce and it's

Tried the sauce and it's perfect -

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