Alla Checca

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35min


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A wonderful Italian recipe for an uncooked sauce made with fresh tomatoes. You don't have to cook a thing except for the pasta!

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Ingredients
Serves: 4 

  • 5 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • handful chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 500g pasta, any shape you prefer

Directions
Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Combine tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil in a non-metallic bowl. Stir in salt. Cover with plastic film. Allow to stand at room temperature at least 2 hours, or as long as 10 hours.
  2. Cook choice of pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water as packet directs until al dente. Drain. Pour uncooked sauce over hot pasta, and toss. Add grated Parmesan cheese to your liking.

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Reviews (8)

DAFFY128
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5

Something else. Excellent recipe, however it needs just a little more flavour. Don't forget to add half a minced red onion (or more to taste). That really complements the tomato flavour. Salt needs to be about half a teaspoon and a hint of freshly ground black pepper. Also, if you're in a hurry or out of fresh tomatoes, the tinned tomatoes actually substitute quite well. You can buy whole tinned and chop them yourself or buy them already chopped. Oh, and I think 4 T of olive oil was fine since I am not too fond of oil. I would just add an extra tomato or two to have enough sauce. FABULOUS fresh recipe. - 21 Jul 2008

Paula125
3

Used different ingredients. My husband and son #2 aren't keen on parmesan so I omitted that and put a splash of balsamic vinegar instead. Also, if you can get it, try Red Kelly's pepperberry rock salt rather than ordinary salt. - 15 Mar 2010

unique9981
3

Altered ingredient amounts. Used home grown tomatoes and home grown herbs. Tend to be sparse with salt. Lots and lots of shaved parmesan. - 11 Mar 2009

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