This is an accidental recipe I made up the other night simply because I wasn’t feeling well. I had been in pain all day and just couldn’t bring myself to make dinner. As the time drew closer for Mr.Surly to come home, I had to think of something. I decided on pasta because it’s easy to make. We don’t eat jarred marinara sauce, I like to make my own. Usually tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, spices, etc simmered together. But this particular evening I didn’t feel like cooking the sauce. I just wanted to throw it together and let it sit on the counter so I could get back to the couch and my heating pad. The following is the result, and it was really good. Light and easy, I’m definitely making this again. I think I allowed it to sit for about 2 hours.
No Cook Pasta Sauce
1 (14.5oz) can petite cut tomatoes
salt and pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
~ ½ tsp marjoram
~ ½ tsp oregano
~ ½ tsp Italian seasonings
~ ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes (opt)
dash red wine vinegar (or white balsamic vinegar) (opt)
dash olive oil
~10 fresh basil leaves, minced or torn
Mozzarella cheese, opt
Put everything into a small glass bowl and set on counter, at room temperature, until ready to serve. I let mine sit on the counter for a couple hours, I would stir it occasionally.
Cook and drain your choice of pasta. Drain and put back into pot. Add sauce and toss to coat. I had some string cheese (mozzarella) in the fridge, so I cubed a stick of that and added it to the pasta for a bit of cheese.
Serve and enjoy the free time you saved by making such an easy dinner.