GARLIC LOVER’S ALERT!!! This is THE Recipe for you!
Tonight’s Stolen Recipe is inspired by fellow Watch Your Mouth member, Yvonne Mackie and an adaptation of Sicilian Garlic Sauce. It also uses a new favorite of mine, roasted tomatoes. As the fall begins to loom on the horizon, we will start to enjoy roasted veggies again but for some reason I had never considered roasting tomatoes. Well thank goodness for the internet because roasting tomatoes is easy and they are delicious!! The recipe is versatile and you can enjoy them as a toasted tomato sandwich, (with or without hummus), you can add them to your homemade hummus, or you can chop and toss them with hot cooked noodles for a quick & easy supper. And if you use the little grape tomatoes, you can just pop those lovely roasted bits straight into your mouth for a quick snack!
But I digress. If you love garlic and you love pasta, this is the meal for you! Definitely not a “first date” kinda supper, lol, this thick, creamy, garlicky sauce definitely entices you back for seconds. I’ve added some spinach for greens and a more balanced plate but a light salad would be a good addition to round out this meal. Or, if you’re like us, you can convince yourself that the veggies you ate earlier in the day are enough and go for that second helping!! 🙂
Creamy Roasted Tomato Garlic Sauce with Pasta
- 1/2 cup almonds, no skins, soaked for 3 hours or overnight
- 1/4 cup water
- 7 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup packed shredded baby spinach
- 5 leaves fresh basil
- 2 tsp (slightly rounded) dried parsley
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 10 roasted plum tomatoes
- 450g spaghetti or linguine pasta, cooked
Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain & keep covered.
Meanwhile, drain & rinse the almonds then add to food processor with water & process until fairly smooth. Add the garlic, spinach, basil, parsley, salt and pepper and process until garlic & basil are minced. With the machine running, add in the olive oil and roasted tomatoes. Continue processing until the sauce is thoroughly mixed and the tomatoes are in small pieces.
Toss the sauce with the hot, cooked pasta and heat for 2 – 3 minutes over low heat. Serve immediately.