While the heat of summer is still on and ripe tomatoes are available everywhere I tried this recipe for a cold tomato sauce. It requires almost zero work and makes for a refreshing, summery dish, a bit like a warm potato salad.
Cold Tomato Sauce
Source: Kalte Tomatensauce by Anikó from Paprika meets Kardamon
Original Source: Essen & Trinken Für jeden Tag – 365 Rezepte Täglich köstlich kochen, S. 300
400 g pasta (preferably spaghetti)
500 g ripe tomatoes
1 red onion
8 Tbsp olive oil *
2 Tbsp ajvar
1 bunch basil
* For me, 4 Tbsp are plenty.
While you cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package:
Wash and quite literally grate the tomatoes into a bowl using the most coarse side of a box grater. (This is really as easy as it sounds. Hold the tomato with the top side (where it attaches to the vine) facing your fingers. The skin of the tomato will protect your fingers from the grater. There's a picture of the final state of the
Dice the onion and mix onion, olive oil and ajvar into the tomato "puree". Season with salt and pepper. Mince the basil and mix into the sauce.
Drain pasta and toss with the sauce to combine. Sprinkle with some parmesan.