The Cooked and the Raw: Roasted Tomato & Fresh Tomato Sauce

Raw Sauce

Raw Sauce, NoodlesThis is a hybrid of the cooked and the raw.  Seems that some kindly neighbor folks have taken pity on Kel and me – being transplants and all – and have been sharing with us their bounties of zucchinis, cucumbers, peppers of all kinds, peaches, pears and…tomatoes.  Lots and lots of tomatoes.  Fresh, juicy, no-hothouse-mealiness-allowed tomatoes go into everything.  (It will really be hard to go back to those mealy, tasteless poor excuse for tomatoes…)

I made this quick raw tomato+roasted tomato sauce on an evening when my heart wasn’t into making an elaborate meal.  I had about a cup of roasted tomatoes from another meal so I chopped them up and added them to four beautiful tomatoes (also chopped), a couple of tablespoons each of kalamata olives and capers (I adore capers), fresh basil, lots of cracked black pepper, garlic, chopped red onion and a splash of Bragg Liquid Aminos.  Then I boiled up enough pasta for two.  When the sauce gets mixed into the hot pasta, the smell of garlic rises with the steam.  It’s wonderful.  I like a preponderance of sauce to noodles, but serve it at whatever ratio pleases your palate.

Now for the Virtual Vegan Potluck Question.  Thanks to a post by Tom of New Vegan Age over at Vegan Bloggers Unite! I found out that World Vegan Day is November 1.  Seems like the perfect day on which to hold the next Virtual Vegan Potluck.  What do you think?  It falls on a Thursday rather than a Saturday a day I find slightly preferable for a potluck, but since this is a virtual thing and it’s possible to schedule posts in advance anyway, perhaps it doesn’t matter too much?  Please let me know what you think!

Bowl of Pasta

38 thoughts on “The Cooked and the Raw: Roasted Tomato & Fresh Tomato Sauce

  1. Somer

    Um there couldn’t be a better day to do it! I LOVE that!

    Oh, girl, I’m the one who always loves more sauce than noodles too! What are we going to do when the summer ends? Winter tomatoes make me want to cry!

  2. tinykitchenstories

    World Vegan Day sounds like a brilliant day to hold the VVP. And your sauce looks wonderful (as usual!) We just found a fantastic hydroponic vertical farm around the corner from our house and we’re enjoying the best produce we’ve ever tasted. Plus The Husband bought me a Vitamix, so I’m a very happy girl! 🙂

  3. cmb0096

    I am so jealous of your nice generous neighbors, lol! I wish I had someone to share fresh garden produce with me 🙂

  4. veghotpot

    I think November 1st is perfect! I’m actually going to go vegan completely for the month of November so it’ll be a great way to kick off my month 🙂 also your pasta sauce looks amazing I love the idea of mixing fresh tomatoes in with the roasted ones for different levels of flavour.


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