Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce

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17min


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About this recipe: There are few dishes as classic and easy as spaghetti with tomato sauce. Try this lovely version with a little added green from parsley and peppers in the summer when fresh tomatoes are at their peak.

Maggie Pannell

Ingredients
Serves: 4 

  • 300g spaghetti
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 small green pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried crushed chillies (optional)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method
Prep:5min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:17min 

  1. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Tip in the pasta and cook for 10–12 minutes, or according to the packet instructions, until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, scald the tomatoes in a bowl of boiling water for 30 seconds, drain and refresh under cold running water, then peel off the skins. Deseed and roughly chop the flesh.
  3. Mix the tomatoes with the diced pepper, garlic, olive oil, chillies, if liked, parsley and seasoning in a saucepan. Warm this sauce over a low heat.
  4. Drain the pasta, tip into a heated serving dish and season with pepper. Pour over the warm sauce, toss with the pasta and serve at once.

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Reviews (4)

JEOAKLEY
3

The sauce needed a little bit of sugar to tame the tomato. But it makes for a FANTASTIC meal. - 29 Oct 2009

sj76
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Loved this sauce, easy to make with simple fresh ingredients. - 04 May 2009

VAL_51
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2

So fresh and healthy, I'll definitely make this again. It wasn't much harder than pouring sauce out of a jar, but bounds healthier and more delicious. - 29 Sep 2008

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