Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil Sauce

I was making my own spaghetti sauce and enjoying it until one day I wanted spaghetti and had no tomato sauce just fresh tomatoes. I discovered a great fresh tomato recipe for pasta on Kalyn's Kitchen Blog and I adapted it to suit my taste.

I had all the ingredient on hand and it was so easy to make. Truthfully, I don't measure anything when it comes to sauces. They never come out the same but that is the joy of it. With this recipe I tend to do this:~

My No Cook Tomato and Basil Sauce Recipe ~

2 large tomatoes diced

about 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

about 4 tbsps of balsamic vinegar

chopped fresh basil to taste. I use loads of basil.

kosher salt to taste

garlic powder to taste

Crushed red peppers. I don't always use them.

After I let this sit out in a glass bowl for no less then an hour, I boil a whole box of 13 oz of whole wheat spaghetti. Then I add the warm spaghetti to the tomato and basil sauce. I also add a handful of parmesan cheese and mix. I love this recipe. The great thing about it is it is healthy and my kids love it!

modified pasta


  1. This sounds very simple...and very delish. :) I look forward to trying it with the pile of tomatoes I have sitting in the kitchen!

  2. Dale, this is definetly one of my favorites! Do try it!