Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Capture the pure taste of summer with this pasta. The secret: using raw tomatoes that have never seen the inside of a refrigerator.

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce
Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce


  • 2 1/4 pounds unrefrigerated ripe tomatoes (preferably plum)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic (from 2 garlic cloves), plus more if desired
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound spaghetti or spaghettini
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)


  1. Finely chop tomatoes, basil, parsley, and garlic, and mix together with oil (or pulse ingredients, including oil, in a food processor to blend).
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  3. Add pasta, and cook until al dente.
  4. Drain pasta, and toss it in a serving bowl with the raw sauce.
  5. Transfer to 6 shallow bowls, and drizzle with oil. Serve with cheese.
  6. Enjoy !

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