Mediterranean Summer Pasta with Salsa Cruda — Meatless Monday
Let us introduce you to your new favorite pasta sauce: salsa cruda. Its Italian name translates as “raw sauce,” and it’s typically a tomato-based mixture tossed with other fresh ingredients that are so full of flavor they don’t need to be cooked.
This 5-star Mediterranean Summer Pasta with Salsa Cruda (pictured above) from Melissa d’Arabian is simple to make, and since the sauce is no-cook, it’s the ideal dinner for a sweltering summer night. Melissa uses pantry staples that are full of flavor — think briny olives, tangy capers and spicy red pepper flakes — and mixes them with olive oil, which she lets sit for 30 minutes to absorb all the flavors. She then tosses the sauce with steaming angel-hair pasta to warm the dish through before tying the flavors together with nutty Parmesan cheese.
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