No Cook Summer Pasta Sauce

by Natalie on September 13, 2011

Just the other day I noticed the slightest tinge of orange on a nearby maple tree. Yes, summer is drawing to a close, but you can savor every last drop by cookin’ up something fresh.

There are few foods that taste better to me than a tomato straight from the garden. If you like tomatoes, you know exactly what I am talking about. There is a special flavor, right?

In this recipe I use a ton of fresh tomato and basil to make a no-cook pasta sauce.

I am literally obsessed with this dish!  Just serve this dish with a fresh garden salad or steamed broccoli and you will be set!

No Cook Summer Pasta Sauce Recipe

Makes enough sauce for a pound of pasta


  • 6 medium or 4 large ripe summer tomatoes, chopped into small cubes (about 1/4 to 1/2 inch)
  • 1 large clove of garlic minced
  • 2 Tbs chopped fresh basil or more if you like
  • 2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Combine ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix. After cooking your pasta, be sure to save about 1/4 cup of pasta water. When mixing the sauce with the pasta, stir in the pasta water to give the sauce some more body.


I used brown rice pasta for this recipe. Brown rice pasta gets kind of creamy when cooked which works well with this sauce. Don’t feel like you have to use brown rice pasta, it’s just a suggestion.

If you want your pasta to have a “lil kick”  add a few shakes of crushed red pepper.

You can also use this as a topping for toasted bread slices (bruschetta) or as a topping for grilled chicken.

I would love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment in the comments section below.

Michelle June 2, 2012 at 1:19 am

Hi Natalie,

I came upon your site today and love it. Your recipes truly are healthy with not much sugar, low dairy and low wheat. I also love the tidbits! Do you have more recipes than the dozen or so you have listed here? Keep up the amazing posts. I am 2 months post treatment! Thanks, Michelle

Natalie June 4, 2012 at 7:14 am

Michelle thank you for your great comment! I am so happy you are enjoying the recipes and information. I will keep the recipes coming so stay tuned for more! Congrats on being 2 months post treatment! Best wishes to you:)

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