Fresh Tomato Sauce
Long-cooked tomato sauce offers great depth, but we wanted a midsummer sauce with fresh-off-the-vine tomato flavor.
Why This Recipe Works
The best tomato sauce recipes are simple, consisting of nothing more than garlic, olive oil, tomatoes, herbs, salt, a bit of sugar, and pepper. With that philosophy in mind, we set out to develop a fresh tomato sauce recipe that capitalized on this list of ingredients. We found that cooking the garlic in oil for a minute or two prevented it from burning. The tomatoes, which we cooked for just 10 minutes, broke down readily and thickened slightly, just enough to ably coat the pasta.