Uncooked Tomato Sauce

Sauces and Condiments.
You have to let your own taste buds be your guide here. When you toss this together, add the smaller amounts of vinegar and oil, a little salt and pepper and a dash of Tabasco if you like. Taste and go from there. 

Uncooked Tomato Sauce


Quantity Ingredients
6 medium to large tomatoes, cut into large chunks
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp minced shallot
1/2 medium onion, chopped
3 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh basil
3-4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
6-8 tbsp olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
Tabasco sauce to taste (optional)


1. Drain off and discard any liquid from the tomatoes. Mix the tomatoes with the garlic, shallot, onion, basil, vinegar, olive oil and Tabasco sauce, if using. 2. Let the mixture stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes. 3. Toss with hot pasta and top with grate Romano or Parmesan cheese.

Source: California Tomato Commission website at http://www.tomato.org