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!