No-Cook Pasta Sauce Recipe

Dr. Sonali Ruder, author of Natural Pregnancy Cookbook and Natural Baby Food, appeared on Dr. Oz this week and prepared 3 no-cook pasta sauces that are delicious, healthy, and more importantly, super easy to do.

Check out the video of her appearance below as well as 1 of the recipes. For more information and the other 2 no-cook pasta sauce recipes, visit Dr. Sonali Ruder over at The Foodie Physician.

Pasta with No-Cook Tomato Sauce

2 pints red and yellow cherry or grape tomatoes halved
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
½ cup basil leaves chopped
½ cup parsley chopped
¼ teaspoon chili flakes
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup olive oil
8 ounces dry spaghetti
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Place the tomatoes, garlic, basil, parsley, chili flakes, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a large bowl.

2. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water.

3. Toss the pasta with the sauce. Add some of the reserved pasta water as needed to coat the pasta. Top with Parmesan cheese.

Check out The Foodie Physician for 2 more no-cook pasta sauce recipes–Pasta with Avocado Sauce and Pasta with Sundried Tomato Pesto.

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