I made much more tomato salad than I could eat this week. Also, I felt that it was less-than-great after being in the fridge for a few days. Refrigeration does funny things to good tomatoes! My mother always told me it was a sin to waste food, so obviously I had to do something with it. Thus, pasta sauce. You’re on your own for amounts, but I would guess I had a little less than 2 cups of leftover salad and added about 1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes.
Easy Leftover Marinara
leftover tomato salad, or any tomatoes you have lying around that are getting too soft
sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
fresh basil, roughly torn
Salt and pepper to taste
1. This is easy: combine all ingredients but the basil in a small sauce pan and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add the basil and serve over your favorite whole-grain pasta.