SAUCE! part 1: No-Cook Tomato Sauce

It would seem a grievous error for the very first Saucy Tomato blog post to not be about, well, SAUCE!  And today, you will get an Official Blog Launch 2-for-1 Special!  I’ll share a nifty trick for creating a thick and hearty tomato sauce in my next post, but for now let’s start with something that’s easy, yummy, and doesn’t even require a stove top…

No-Cook Tomato Sauce

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 basil leaves, cut in ribbons
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar (opt)

Mix tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil, and vinegar (opt) in a bowl.  Marinate for 3-4 hours.

If you don’t have 3-4 hours of advance prep time, you can microwave all ingredients except the basil for about 5 minutes or until tomatoes have begun to break down, then toss in the basil at the end.

After marinated (or microwaved), add salt and pepper and smash all ingredients together with a fork.  Serve over warm pasta, topped with Parmesan or goat cheese and extra basil leaf ribbons.


Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes are juicy and sweet, plus add an attractive pop of color to your dish.

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