Looking for a quick light meal that requires minimal cooking and practically no dishes? Here’s a clever idea using the Vitamix Total Nutrition Centre that makes the most of ripe, in-season tomatoes.
In this video you can also see how quick and easy it is to clean the Vitamix. It only takes a few seconds.
Fresh tomato pasta sauce
This lovely raw sauce is a great counterpoint to hot pasta – it’s extremely simple but tastes fantastic.
Time to make: 10 minutes
8 fresh, ripe tomatoes
1/2 clove garlic (optional)
1 spring onion
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
dash red wine vinegar
black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons parmesan, to garnish
basil, to garnish
4 cups cooked pasta, to seve
4 cups colourful salad with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette, to serve
Step 1 Place all ingredients except parmesan into the Vitamix.
Step 2 Start on low and gradually increase speed, tampering down if necessary. Blend for about 20 seconds, until blended but still a little bit chunky.
Step 3 Serve sauce straight over hot pasta. Garnish with parmesan and extra basil.
- Add canned tuna, salmon or cooked chicken to make a more substantial meal and add protein.
- You could also try adding capsicum, olives, chilli, courgettes, mint or rocket – use your imagination!
Nutrition information (per serve)
- Energy 960kJ
- Protein 9g
- Total fat 11g
- Sat fat 2g
- Carbs 25g
- Sugars 8g
- Fibre 6g
- Sodium 100mg
- Calcium 190mg
- Iron 1.5mg