No Cook Tomato Basil Sauce

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By Marilyn Harris

Course: Main Dish

Makes 6 Servings


  • 1 box Dreamfields Penne Rigate or Elbows

  • 1 large sweet onion

  • 2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes ripe

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped

  • salt (to taste)

  • Parmesan cheese freshly grated (for topping)


  1. Cook the pasta according to directions.

  2. Meanwhile, place the onion, washed tomatoes, garlic and basil in a food processor. Rapidly pulse on and off until the mixture is chopped. Add the crushed red pepper, olive oil, parsley, salt and pepper and pulse until blended with vegetable mixture.

  3. Drain the pasta and immediately add to a large bowl. Pour in tomato basil sauce and toss well.

  4. Serve immediately topped with the cheese.

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