Fettuccine with Basil-Tomato Sauce (SERVES 6 | 30 MINUTES OR LESS)
There’s no better way to showcase the ripe, juicy flavor of tomatoes than this simple sauce. Seeding the tomatoes (health benefits) takes only a minute or two and makes all the difference because it keeps the sauce sweet—the seeds can be slightly acidic—and prevents the sauce from becoming too watery.
2 ½ lbs. ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
2 Tbs. brown rice syrup
2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
2 Tbs. thinly sliced basil
1 Tbs. chopped chives
1 Tbs. minced Italian parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp.)
1 lb. fettuccine
Basil sprigs, for garnish
Combine tomatoes, rice syrup, vinegar, basil, chives, parsley, and garlic in large serving bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
Toss pasta with sauce. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
Garnish with basil sprigs, and serve.