Spaghetti with a Raw Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti al Pomodoro Crudo

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Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta

Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta

By Giuliano Hazan

Published 2009

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It always surprises me how good a raw tomato sauce for pasta can be. It has a simple, fresh flavor that makes it an ideal summer dish. As in the previous recipe, since the tomatoes are used raw, the best ripe, flavorful tomatoes and a very good olive oil are essential.


  • 2 pounds fresh tomatoes
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • 6–7 sprigs


  1. Fill a pot for the pasta with about 6 quarts of water, place over high heat, and bring to a boil.
  2. Peel the tomatoes, remove the seeds, and cut into small ¼-inch dice. Put them in the bowl you will be serving the pasta in. Peel and lightly crush the garlic cloves and add them to the bowl. Finely chop enough parsley to measure 2<