There’s nothing better than fresh tomato sauce. You have a lot of types of tomatoes to choose from, but try cherry tomatoes for the best flavour and the least effort. Here’s why.
Your go-to for fresh tomato sauce might be larger tomatoes, but cherry tomatoes will make a faster, tastier sauce for several reasons. Serious Eats says:
- Cherry tomatoes are packed with flavour: Cherry tomatoes are small, so they’re allowed to ripen on the vine for longer since they’re less likely to be crushed under their own weight during shipping.
- They contain more pectin: They’re sweeter and have more pectin, which makes them great for a sauce that you need to thicken quickly.
- They take less time to cook: Since they’re small, cherry tomatoes need less time to cook and break down into a tasty sauce.
- No prep needed: Toss the tomatoes straight into the pan. As they heat up, their water content will burst the skin, letting the juicy goodness seep out.
You can make a simple pasta sauce in 10 minutes by using cherry tomatoes instead of a larger tomato. Check out the video above for a specific recipe, but you really only need olive oil, aromatics (garlic and onion), cherry tomatoes and your choice of spices or herbs.
Use Cherry Tomatoes for the Fastest Fresh Pasta Sauce Ever [Serious Eats]