20 Minute Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce With Basil

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Recipe Key

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Dairy Free

Recipe Notes //

Meet your new go-to summer weeknight pasta dish! This 20 Minute Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce With Basil​ will be your new weeknight go-to pasta dish! This pasta sauce is the perfect way to highlight the fresh summer tomatoes and basil! This dish only takes 20 minutes from start to finish, making it ideal, and it happens to be even better the next day if leftovers are your thing!


20-Minute Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce With Basil


Units Scale
  • 6 Medium Size Tomatoes ( I like to use roma, heirloom, or vine-ripened tomatoes)
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion
  • 6 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Small Zucchini
  • 45 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • 1/8th tsp Red Pepper Flake
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil Leaves (Some extra for topping as well)
  • 8oz Favorite Pasta


Begin by cooking 8oz of your favorite pasta to the directions on the box and setting it aside to add to the sauce later—next, heat olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Dice half an onion and minced garlic cloves. Add the onion and garlic to the olive season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and lid the skillet once the onions are translucent and cooked through.

Turn the heat to medium/high and add your chopped tomatoes to the onions and cover for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, press down on the tomatoes to release all the juices with the back of a spatula. Add in your diced zucchini and stir thoroughly to allow the tomatoes to break down and coat the zucchini. Cover again for five more minutes. Salt and pepper the tomato sauce one more time to your liking.

Slice your basil into thin strips and add to the sauce while turning the heat down to medium-low. Stir in the basil and allow to sit for a couple of minutes. Add in your pasta and stir until coated with the sauce. Enjoy!

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Practice Food Combining

This fresh tomato and pasta dish best goes with leafy greens like a salad, cooked neutral vegetables, and starches. Most kinds of pasta including alternative pastas like brown rice pasta or chickpea pasta, will digest best and most efficient when combined with starches.


Practice Food Order

Eat this pasta dish in the evening hours. For maximum digestive efficiency and comfort, it’s best to eat cooked foods as your last meal at the end of your day.

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