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Quick Arrabiatta pasta Sauce

August 29, 2011

I believe that you don’t need bottled pasta sauce, if you have a few basic ingredients at hand. It takes as long to cook your pasta as it does to make a simple tomato based pasta sauce.

What You Need
– 2 Tomatoes
-1/2 an onion
– 2 cloves of garlic
-1/4 Yellow pepper
-1 Tblsp of tomato paste
– 2 tsp of sambal oelek or hot sauce
– 1/2 tsp of dried basil
– 2 tsp of balsamic vinegar
– 2 tsp olive oil
– salt and pepper to taste

How it’s Done
– dice the onion as you set the water for pasta to boil
– heat oil in a pan on medium high heat and add the onions, then minced garlic and salt to release water and brown the onion
– dice the tomatoes and pepper. Add to pan
– cover and let cook for a few minted as the tomatoes start releasing their juices
– add the rest of the ingredients, mix and cook for the time it takes the pasta to cook, lowering heat when mixture starts boiling.

Toss with pasta and enjoy!! While optional, the balsamic vinegar adds depth to the sauce.

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