Spaghetti With Raw Tomato ‘Sauce’ (Vegan/Dairy-free)

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This wonderful ‘sauce’ is so easy to make, can be prepared in advance and is a delicious refreshing summer recipe! My mum makes this sauce using a smaller quantity of tomatoes (without draining the juice from the tomatoes) and lots of Parmesan cheese, but I personally prefer a healthier version of the recipe with lots of tomatoes and no cheese.

This raw tomato sauce contains anti-oxidants, lots of fibre and is low-fat….you’ll love it!!
You could also have this sauce on a bruschetta or serve it with meat, if you prefer.

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Spaghetti with raw tomato sauce.

Serves 4

Ingredients

320 g spaghetti

350 g tomatoes

2 garlic gloves

a big bunch of fresh basil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (optional)

salt and pepper to taste

4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Method.

1. Wash the tomatoes and basil, then dry them using a kitchen towel.

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2. Crush two garlic cloves (use a knife or a garlic press).

3. Chop the tomatoes into small pieces and let them drain for about 10-15 minutes.

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4. Then mix the tomatoes with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Place the sauce in the fridge for at least half an hour.

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5. Cook the pasta al dente, following the instructions on the packaging, then drain.

6. Mix the pasta with the sauce and serve chilled.

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Spaghetti con “salsa” di pomodoro crudo.

Ingredienti

Per 4 persone

320 g di spaghetti

350 g di pomodori

2 spicchi d’aglio

un mazzetto grosso di basilico

2 cucchiai di aceto balsamico

olio extravergine d’oliva

sale e pepe

Preparazione.

1. Lavate e asciugate i pomodori e il basilico.

2. Utilizzando un coltello, pressate e molto tagliate finemente due spicchi d’aglio.

3. Prendete i pomodori e tagliateli in pezzetti piccoli con il coltello, poi lasciate scolare per 10-15 minuti.

4. Mescolate i pomodori con 4 cucchiai d’ olio d’oliva, 2 cucchiai di aceto balsamico, il sale e il pepe. Mescolate ancora e mettete nel frigorifero almeno per 30 minuti.

5. Cuocete la pasta al dente e scolate.

6. Condite la pasta con il sugo e servite come piatto freddo.

 

16 thoughts on “Spaghetti With Raw Tomato ‘Sauce’ (Vegan/Dairy-free)

  1. Love this fresh pasta Serena! I’ve made similar but never using balsamic vinegar. I’m going to try. Your tomatoes are so vibrantly red! Certainly makes a difference if you have gorgeous tomatoes such as these, right?

    1. Hi Seana! My mum makes it with balsamic vinegar. In Southern Italy this kind of fresh tomato pasta is very popular, it really is a traditional recipe.Of course, there are some variations…Yes, using fresh ripe and sweet tomatoes is quite important for this kind of dish. I’m sure you have some beautiful tomatoes. Thank you so much darling for stopping by…Have a gorgeous weekend! XX

  2. So bright and vibrant!! a beautiful plate of dinner, Serena. I went to a cooking class and sampled a similar sauce but it was cooked for just 10 minutes. It was yummy but I’d like to try yours!

    1. Thank you Rhonda! There are so many different ways to make pasta with fresh tomato sauce. I think I’ve also published a few. And I like them all! Quick, easy and full of flavours! What is interesting about these recipes is that one small change in the ingredients or in the preparation method, can make a world of difference!🙂

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