My dear Luis has been making this ridiculously simple pasta sauce for so long that it's a crime that I haven't shared it with all of you yet! It's a simple, no-cook sauce...all you need to do is toss a can of tomatoes, fresh basil and garlic, some really good olive oil and a bit of spice into your blender and whiz it altogether. Tossed onto hot pasta, the sauce cooks just a little bit...and the result is simply delicious! Try this for a weeknight meal or anytime when you're pressed for time as we will be this month, with lots of travel on the horizon (Seoul, Macau and Hanoi!). Hope you enjoy the world's easiest pasta as much as we do!
|World's easiest pasta sauce...it actually looks like soup here!|
WORLD'S EASIEST PASTA
1 (400 grams or 14 ounces) can diced tomatoes or whole tomatoes in juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian basil
1/4 cup good quality extra-virgin olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon (or to taste) chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
Salt, to taste
500 grams (1 pound) linguine, spaghetti or other pasta of your choice
1. Whiz all of the sauce ingredients (tomatoes through salt) in a blender. Set aside.
2. Cook the pasta in salted water until just al dente. Drain and toss with the toss and serve right away. It's that easy!