Our fresh-from-the-field tomato sauce is married with a bevy of grilled farm-fresh vegetables then combined with fettuccine to bring all the abundance of summer flavours together in a single dish.
2 cups fresh tomato sauce
2 sweet peppers (1 red and 1 yellow) cut into large chunks
3 small carrots sliced 1/4 inch, lengthwise
3 small zucchini sliced 1/4 inch lengthwise
1 large sweet onion, sliced in 1/4 inch rounds
1 lb fettuccine
Heat grill to medium on one side only. Lightly coat the grill with cooking spray. Brush veggies with olive oil. Place on grill turning as needed until tender, careful to remove those that are done earlier. This should take about 8 minutes. Prepare pasta according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking, place 1 to 2 cups fresh tomato sauce in medium pot. Heat, then add grilled veggies. Stir gently. Once pasta is cooked drain and return to pot. Add sauce mixture then gently combine. Place on deep platter. Serve with Parmesan and generous drizzle of olive oil. Optional: Garnish with sprigs of fresh basil.
GRILLED POLENTA WITH FRESH TOMATO SAUCE
Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside with a smoky grill flavour and the sweet topping of fresh tomato sauce. Great as an appetizer or light meal with a salad. A bit of shaved Parmesan for a salty cheesy bite, too.
1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh extra virgin olive oil
1 large fresh polenta log, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
Preheat grill on medium-high. Brush olive oil on slices. Place on grill until light golden with grill marks on one side then turn over and repeat. Remove from grill and place on serving dish. Spoon warm tomato sauce and serve with extra olive oil.
ITALIAN SUMMER GREEN BEANS WITH FRESH TOMATO SAUCE
An easy and delicious way to step up the fresh flavour of green beans. An Italian go-to side dish.
Place a pan of salted water (1 tbsp) on high heat to boil. Add beans, reducing heat to medium high, cooking beans until just tender. Drain beans and place back in pan. Add fresh tomato sauce, gently coating all beans. Serve with a Garlic olive oil drizzle.
GRILLED SHRIMP WITH A FRESH TOMATO SAUCE COATING
A Mediterranean treat. Tender grilled shrimp drenched in a fresh summer tomato sauce.
Preheat grill to medium. Slide about 5-6 shrimp onto skewers. Lightly brush fresh olive oil over shrimp. Leave on grill or saute for 2 minutes per side or until barely opaque. Remove from grill and place on platter then spoon tomato sauce until shrimp are completely covered.