No Cook Fresh Tomato Pasta

July 8, 2021thetipsyhousewife
Diced tomatoes with kosher salt and garlic in a bowl.
A delicious no cook option for hot summer days.

No Cooking = A Great Summer Meal

I love this No Cook Tomato Pasta recipe for many reasons. One, it is absolutely delicious and has all the flavors of Summer. Two, this recipe literally calls for you to dice up your tomatoes, toss them with a few ingredients and leave them on your counter all day to marinate. The tomatoes plus the salt you will use creates a delicious liquid that will soak into your warm pasta. No cook tomato pasta is great for Summer.

the tomatoes combined with the salt make a delicious tomato juice that will soak into your pasta.
The salt combined with the tomatoes creates a delicious tomato liquid that will soak into your warm pasta, giving it a great flavor.

Fresh Is Best When It Comes To No Cook Tomato Pasta & Is Great For Summer

We all know that Summertime is the best time for tomatoes. I love to use fresh grape or cherry tomatoes in this recipe. The sweetness of the tomatoes combined with the saltiness and the fresh garlic make it a perfect combination. This is a great recipe to use up all those Summer tomatoes and basil from your garden. No cook tomato pasta is great for Summer.

Any Tomato Will Do

While my recipe calls for grape or cherry tomatoes, you can use any tomatoes you prefer. Any tomato works in this recipe. I would imagine that delicious heirloom tomatoes would be as, if not more delicious as the cherry and grape tomatoes. Use whatever tomatoes you have on hand or that your local grocery store has on special.

While fresh basil is a great choice, many herbs will make this delicious.

Basil Or Bust

My recipe calls for basil, but really any herb will do. I make this recipe with oregano, lemon basil, thai basil, or even fresh parsley. Any fresh herb from your garden will be delicious. I love the sweetness of the basil combined with the sweet tomatoes.

Let The Counter Do The Cooking

The beauty of this recipe is that it only requires you to cook the pasta of your choice. The tomatoes and other ingredients you will see in the printable recipe below, sit on the counter loosely covered all day creating a delicious tomato broth that you will toss with your warm pasta.

I like to use spaghetti but any pasta of your choice will be delicious in this recipe.

Now For The Recipe

You can get the full printable recipe below. I love serving this dish topped with more fresh basil and fresh grated parmesan. You can pair this recipe with some crusty bread and creamy butter or olive oil. This will be your new Summer “go to” recipe.

Yield: 8 Servings

No Cook Fresh Tomato Pasta

No Cook Fresh Tomato Pasta

A delicious and simple tomato pasta made with fresh cherry or grape tomatoes, fresh garlic and basil. This pasta sauce cooks itself all day sitting in a bowl on your counter with fresh Kosher salt making a savory sauce you toss your cooked pasta in. This will be a new Summer favorite.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 4 Cups of Diced Tomatoes (Cherry or Grape)
  • 4 to 6 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of Kosher salt
  • 1 cup of fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (optional)
  • 1 box of cooked spaghetti or pasta of your choice
  • Parmesan Cheese for the topping


  1. Dice your cherry or grape tomatoes into quarters and add to a large bowl
  2. Sprinkle with the Kosher salt and stir well to get the salt distributed on all the tomatoes.
  3. Mince your garlic or use a garlic press and add it to the bowl of tomatoes, toss well to combine
  4. Add in a handful or two of minced basil, stir again to combine.
  5. Cover the bowl loosely with saran wrap and let sit on counter six to eight hours. You can stir occasionally.
  6. When you are ready to eat, your tomatoes should have created a decent amount of liquid in the bottom of bowl. Boil the pasta of your choice in salted water, drain and combine with the tomatoes and tomato juice. Top with more fresh basil and parmesan cheese.

Looking For More Easy Recipes?

Check out all the recipes I share on my Instagram @thetipsyhousewife

Some of my other favorite and easy recipes are:

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad with Mazola Corn Oil

Taco Pasta

Oven Roasted Tomato Pasta with Crispy Kale Crumble

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