Fresh Tomato Sauce with Grilled Veggies and Macaroni
For the Sauce:
3 lbs. fresh tomatoes
5 cloves of garlic
Handful of fresh basil
Red pepper flakes
Olive oil – for drizzling
1 lb. of your favorite macaroni
Romano cheese for grating
For the Veggies:
2 red bell peppers – sliced
3 zucchini – sliced
1 sweet onion – sliced
Place all of the ingredients for the tomato sauce in a blender or food processor and give a few good chops. Use the seasonings to taste.
Heat a large frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil and place the ingredients from the blender in the pan. Let this gently cook on a low heat.
Heat a griddle or large frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil and place the veggies on the pan. Let these grill until a nice color is achieved.
Place the veggies as they are finished cooking in the sauce.
Let the sauce simmer on low for at least one hour, the longer the better the sauce tastes.
Prepare the macaroni as directed. Drain and toss with the sauce and finish off with a drizzle of olive oil, red pepper flakes and grated Romano cheese.