Ina Garten's No-Cook Pasta Sauce Is Our Easy Dinner Dream

Farm (or garden) to table in no time flat! Here's how to make it.

Ina Garten in a blue shirt holding a spoonful of food
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Continuing on her epic quest as our Queen of Quarantine Cooking, Ina Garten is following up her 2-ingredient melon breakfast and 10-minute fig-goat cheese toasts with an effortless, super-seasonal supper.

"Straight from the farmstand to dinner," Ina says about this Summer Garden Pasta recipe she recently made for dinner and shared on her website. "So fresh and so delicious!"

"I would like to dive into this pasta, 😂" one fan commented, while another chimed in to say, "This is a family favorite @inagarten" and suggested adding pieces of burrata to the dish.

We love that it comes together with under 15 minutes of hands-on time and is short on ingredients yet strong in flavor, thanks to in-season stars like cherry tomatoes and fresh basil.

Garten suggests pairing the no-cook pasta sauce with quick-cooking angel hair pasta, but you could definitely toss it with any type of pasta you have on hand. If you're short on time for marinating those tomatoes and need dinner ASAP, try a similar concept minus three hours of marinating time with the Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce recipe by Adam Dolge that's featured in the July/August issue of EatingWell magazine. Clearly Ina and EatingWell are on the same wavelength!

We recommend that you enjoy your serving alongside a big green salad and a glass of crisp, chilled sauvignon blanc (or, you know, an oversized cosmo).

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