I’m sure I’m not the only person who loves a healthy dose of pasta, whether it’s summer or winter! I practically live off the stuff and so I’ve become very skilled in the sauce making department. I don’t use jar sauces due to the oils and sugars they are filled with, so here is a simple sauce you can use in the summer – the good news is, this sauce doesn’t need to be cooked! (in this weather, slaving over a sauce is the last thing I need!)
(Serves 2-3 people)
4-5 large tomatoes – chopped roughly
a handful of rocket leaves
a drizzle of good extra virgin olive oil
a good slosh of your favourite balsamic vinegar (I use quite a lot, as it’s the majority of the sauce and I just LOVE it)
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon of dried oregano
Mix it all together in a bowl!
It’s that simple. Of course, you can tweak to how you like it. If you want to crush some garlic or chilli and throw it in, go for it. I’m actually allergic to garlic (I think), so I’ve not put it in, but if you fancy it, do it!
The recipe’s I use are all from experimenting, so I’d encourage you to do the same – you don’t need to cook a sauce to make it tasty – throw this on some pasta, grate a little cheese and EAT!