Sicilian Garlic Sauce

Sicilian Garlic Sauce

Linda 36

"This versatile, no-cook sauce is for garlic lovers! Serve it over hot spaghetti, fried eggplant slices, barbequed meats, or even as a dip for toast! The amount of garlic can be varied according to taste, we like it strong! Pine nuts may be substituted for almonds."

Ingredients 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 129 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 129 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 371 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Finely grind the almonds using a food processor. Add the garlic cloves, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper; process until the garlic and basil has been minced. Pour in the olive oil and diced tomatoes, and process again until the sauce has been mixed and the tomatoes are in small pieces.
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This recipe is great, as written. I served it over hot thin spaghetti. I used 10 ounces of spaghetti to feed the family and used only about 1/3 of the sauce. It coated the spaghetti nicely. This is like using basil pesto on spaghetti; pesto is also not a cooked sauce. If you don't like garlic, then I would not make a "garlic sauce." If it seems too dry for you when you add it to the pasta, you can always save a little bit of the pasta water and add it to the spaghetti after you have coated it with the sauce. This is like many of the true Sicilian sauces that we serve in our Italian household. Yum!

PAMELA D. aPROpos of nothing

YUM! FAST! EASY! I served the tossed pasta over a bed of sautéed veggies. Nice to have something new and garlicky for pasta. Thanks, Linda. Update: I used this for a pasta salad and it was great too! It coats everything with no drip (dry but NOT dry) and even after a few days in the fridge zero excess liquid means NO soggy veggies. The salad was eaten and enjoyed to the last bite instead of getting tossed due to being soggy. Thanks for sharing this gem!

Hot Chilli

OK I have mixed feelings on this. I agree with previous poster that this sauce benefits from being cooked. I tried it both as written with grilled chicken and hot tossed through spaghetti. The garlic was far too raw tasting & overpowering when not cooked. I ended up adding a lot more basil and topped my 'cooked sauce' with plenty of parma cheese.