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Linguini Fini with No Cook Tomato Sauce

A vegan, gluten-free no-cook tomato sauce with summer vegetables.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Vaishali Honawar


  • 1 16- oz package of linguini fini or linguini or spaghetti
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes halved, then placed in a bowl and sprinkled with some salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 large zucchini grated
  • 3/4 cup almonds toasted in the microwave for three minutes. Spread on a microwave-safe dish, zap for two minutes on high, then stir and zap for another minute.
  • 1 cup basil leaves cut into ribbons
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large cloves of garlic chopped


  • Cook the pasta in salted water per package directions until al dente.
  • Place the almonds, large tomato, garlic, red pepper flakes, almonds and half the basil in a food processor and process into a coarse paste.
  • In a large bowl, mix the pasta, almond-tomato paste, extra virgin olive oil, the remaining basil, zucchini, and the cherry tomatoes.
  • Add more salt if needed and serve.