Simple Fresh Grape Tomato Sauce

easy, simple, fresh grape tomato sauce by pasta-based. serve over pasta or veggie noodles for a healthy, light dish.

This simple tomato sauce made with fresh grape tomatoes is inspiration for the warmer days ahead of us. If there was a word for fresher than fresh, this tomato sauce would be it. Bright red, grape or cherry tomatoes cooked until burst open to create a juicy, creamy, sauce that comes together in minutes.

easy, simple, fresh grape tomato sauce by pasta-based. beautiful, bright red, plump grape tomatoes with droplets of water spilling out of a soft linen towel.

The combination of aromatic basil, fragrant garlic slices and warm olive oil gives this simple sauce life. Maybe you’ll add red pepper flakes to make it arrabbiata. I didn’t find the sauce too acidic, but if you’re concerned, a couple dashes of sugar should do the trick.

easy, simple, fresh grape tomato sauce by pasta-based. a mix of wheat spaghetti and yellow squash noodles mixed with light, fresh grape tomato sauce.

This 15-minute sauce makes a great base layer for many meals. Serve this sauce with everything that needs tomato sauce. Zucchini noodles happen to be my favorite at the moment. These photos feature a yellow squash and regular spaghetti mixture.

easy, simple, fresh grape tomato sauce by pasta-based. bright red fresh grape tomatoes sliced in half and gathered in a white pan before bursting open and cooking to form a light sauce.

3.93 from 14 votes
Fresh Grape Tomato Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This fresh grape tomato sauce uses only four ingredients and takes 15 minutes to make. It's made with basil, garlic, and olive oil. Bright red, grape or cherry tomatoes are cooked in a pan until burst open to create a juicy, creamy, sauce that comes together in minutes.

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 servings
Calories per Serving: 93 kcal
Author: pasta-based
Ingredients
  • 4 cups fresh grape tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
Instructions
  1. Slice grape tomatoes in half and set aside. Slice fresh garlic cloves and set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil on medium-heat until crackling. Add fresh garlic and sauté for a minute or two until fragrant, but not browned. 

  3. Add sliced grape tomatoes and fresh basil, stir. Cook until grape tomatoes start to burst open, about 6 minutes. 

  4. Scoop half of the grape tomatoes into a food processor or blender.* Blend until smooth. 

  5. Add blended tomatoes back into the saucepan, and stir until heated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes to meld flavors. Serve warm over pasta.

Recipe Notes

*If you would rather a smoother sauce, without any tomato skins, blend all the tomatoes instead of half.

This recipe makes about 1.5 cups of sauce

Nutrition Facts
Fresh Grape Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving (0.75 cup)
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Potassium 730mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 50.9%
Vitamin C 51.8%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

easy, simple, fresh grape tomato sauce by pasta-based. serve over pasta or veggie noodles for a healthy, light dish.
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9 Comments

  1. Reply

    Taylor Norman

    June 2, 2018

    Made this for my 1 y/o daughter and I and it was so delicious! I did blend it fully so it’d be easier to serve my youngster and added a little gf flour to thicken it. So so good. Thanks for a quick recipe! I didn’t know what to do with my grape tomatoes 🤣🙌🏼

  2. Reply

    Erin

    July 22, 2018

    This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to make it!

  3. Reply

    Gemma

    July 23, 2018

    Gorgeous photos! Definitely be whipping this sauce up soon Xx

    • Reply

      pasta-based

      July 26, 2018

      Thank you, Gemma!

  4. Reply

    Anvita

    July 24, 2018

    You had me at Grape Sauce, looks delish. I am drolling here.

  5. Reply

    Amy

    July 26, 2018

    Yum! That pasta looks amazing!

  6. Reply

    Jasmin | VeeatCookBake

    July 26, 2018

    I love fresh tomato sauce. yours sound awesome.

  7. Reply

    mike

    August 25, 2018

    does it freeze well?

    • Reply

      pasta-based

      August 29, 2018

      Yes it should be fine

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