Wondering what to do with leftover cherry tomatoes? You can turn it into a delicious pasta sauce!
This cherry tomato pasta sauce is actually close to a marinara sauce because it includes onions and spices too.
Add it to your favorite type of pasta, and it’s a great way to prepare a quick weeknight dinner or lunch!
What are Cherry tomatoes?
Cherry tomatoes are a small round tomato that is popular worldwide and often used for salads. They are notably smaller compared to conventional tomatoes.
Although they are small, they are packed with flavor and are naturally sweeter which is why they are popular.
You can also grow cherry tomatoes at home which is a great way to save money and use for many recipes.
What are cherry tomatoes good for?
They can be an ideal garnish for bite-sized foods like pizza’s which can be served hot or cold.
Cherry tomatoes are also perfect for adding flavor to cooked or uncooked salads which is how they are often used.
In terms of health benefits, cherry tomatoes are packed with vitamin C and can be great for your diet.
What to do with cherry tomatoes?
If you have leftover cherry tomatoes and wondering what to do with them, there’s plenty of amazing ways to use them.
Here are some examples:
- Fold them in an omelet
- Add them to a pizza
- Include them in stir-fry
- Add them to fresh pasta
- Slice and add them to your favorite salad
One way to make the most out of leftover cherry tomatoes is by turning it into a delicious pasta sauce!
This recipe post shows you how to make a delicious cherry tomato sauce which you can keep stored in your fridge and add it to freshly made pasta.
What is cherry tomato pasta sauce?
Cherry tomato pasta sauce is simply blitzed cherry tomatoes cooked with garlic, herbs and olive oil.
You can also make a cherry tomato marinara sauce which includes onions, garlic, herbs, olive oil, and spices.
This recipe calls for spice because the cherry tomatoes are naturally sweet, and the spice helps balance it out.
This recipe is more of a cherry tomato marinara sauce, but you can keep it basic by using just garlic, herbs and the oil of your choice.
Here are the main ingredients for cherry tomato pasta:
- Cherry tomatoes
- Onion – optional
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Chili flakes – optional
- Dried oregano
- Sugar – although they taste sweet, cherry tomatoes are very acidic
Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe
- 500 g Cherry Tomatoes blended
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil extra virgin
- 1 Onion finely chopped
- 4 Garlic Cloves finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
- 1 tsp Ground Paprika
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Sugar
- Add the olive oil over a medium-heat saucepan
- Add the onion and galric. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
- Add the dried oregano, ground paprika, salt, black pepper and sugar.
- Blend the cherry tomatoes in a high-speed blender.
- Add the cherry tomatoes to the saucepan.
- Reduce the heat and cover for 15 minutes.
- Serve with fresh pasta.
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