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Homemade Pasta Alla Checca Part One

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Who says it has to take three hours to make a pasta sauce? I've got a recipe for a tasty pasta sauce that only takes 15 minutes. It's called Alla Checca (pronounced Kay-kuh in Italian) and if you like fresh tomatoes, you're going to love this sauce. And if you don't like fresh tomatoes, it may just change your mind.
Ingredients
  Roma tomatoes 6 , seeded and julienned
  Garlic cloves 3 , finely minced
  Extra virgin olive oil 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Balsamic vinegar 2 Teaspoon
  Kosher salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Basil leaves 4 , torn (For Garnish)
  Grated reggiano parmigiano 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
Directions

Put tomatoes in a bowl.
Add garlic to the bowl.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add balsamic vinegar.
Add extra-virgin olive oil to the bowl.
Mix them well. Let them sit for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with cheese. Mix them well.
Garnish with basil leaves.
Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Taste: 
Savory
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Servings: 
4
If you scared of preparing pasta sauce at home, this one could be a blessing in disguise for you. Kirk Leins tells you how to make rich and tasty pasta sauce at home in a matter of a few minutes. If you love red, ripe tomatoes, you are likely to fall in love with this sauce for good. And if you aren't much of a tomato freak, then you really don't know, this recipe might just change your mind for good.

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