Two Different Pasta Dishes & Homemade Tomato Sauce

pasta with fresh tomato sauce

pasta with fresh vegetables

Soo, I’m still doing the cleanse – first day! For dinner today, I plan on eating a raw salad made from shredded zucchini, carrots, bok choy leaflets, and broccoli. I forgot to take a picture of it, but it was as easy as shredding vegetables and mixing together with a little lime juice. However, for a dinner recipe today, I wanted to share the meals I made for the rest of my family, and especially wanted to share the homemade tomato sauce I made. It was really easy and delicious – tasted just like Italian tomato sauce but with more fresh tomatoes! My siblings ate the pasta with tomato sauce only, while my parents enjoyed the pasta with some fresh vegetables. Therefore, I broke down both recipes below. I hope you enjoy! They’re both easy, healthy, and delicious recipes for a simply Italian family dinner.

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Tomato Sauce Pasta: The Recipe

Yields 2 Servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

5 – 7 medium tomates, sliced

1/4 cup of fresh basil

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves grated 

2 tbsp oregano leaves

Salt and pepper depending on much you want

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Tomato Sauce Pasta: The Directions

1. Cook the pasta on the side while you make the tomato sauce.

2. Place the olive oil on a saucepan and sauté the garlic cloves in the oil. Then, place the sliced tomatoes on the saucepan as well and cook for ~ 5 minutes, stirring to get them to boil completely. Mash the tomatoes a little as well to make it more saucy.

3. Take your entire mixture and place it into a blender or food processor. Add in the basil, oregano, and salt/pepper. Blend till all of the ingredients create a tomato sauce consistently.

4. Mix into your cooked pasta after you have drained out the water and serve warm with some extra basil on top!

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Vegetable Pasta (no Tomato Sauce): The Recipe

Yields 2 Servings

Serving Size: 2 cups

2 cups cooked pasta

1/2 squash, diced

1 carrot, diced

1 cup broccoli, chopped

2 medium tomatoes, diced

1 1/2 cup green beans

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp garlic powder or 1 garlic clove grated

1 tsp – 2 tsp black pepper

1 tsp oregano leaves

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp cumin seeds

1 tsp turmeric powder

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Vegetable Pasta (no Tomato Sauce): The Directions

1. Cook the pasta on the side. Drain out the water when finished.

2. Mix all the chopped vegetables, spices, and olive oil together in a saucepan and sauté.

3. Throw in the pasta once the vegetables are done and serve warm!

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