Italian Alla Checca Sauce

Italian Alla Checca Sauce


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About this recipe: Give yourself a break from the usual tomato gravies and make this wonderful uncooked sauce with fresh garden tomatoes. Just make pasta and dinner's ready!

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Serves: 4 

  • 5 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • handful chopped fresh basil
  • 100ml olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (500g) pack pasta, any shape you prefer

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Combine tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil in a non-metallic bowl. Stir in salt. Cover. Allow to sit at room temperature at least 2 hours, or as long as 10 hours.
  2. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente (cooked but not mushy). Drain. Pour uncooked sauce over hot pasta, and toss. Add grated Parmesan cheese to your liking.

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