No-Cook Tomato Sauce

Recipe courtesy of California Tomato Commision

  • 2.0 pounds tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 2.0 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons sugar
  • 1.0 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 3.5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 8.0 ounces penne pasta, uncooked

In a food processor or blender, combine and process all ingredients except pasta to make a rough-textured sauce. Adjust flavors to taste.

Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain. Return pasta to pot and add sauce. Toss together over low heat about a minute to heat through. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Serves 4.