In the height of tomato season try this light & refreshing summer pasta sauce with uncooked tomatoes and olive oil infused with lemons. A perfect pasta on a hot summer day!
1 cup (250 ml) of extra virgin olive oil
zest of 3-5 unwaxed lemons, depending on the size
1 kilo or 32 oz, passed tomatoes (through a food mill), the best fresh tomatoes you can find or canned
Salt and chili flakes to taste
A day or so before you would like to use the sauce combine lemon zest and oil in a bowl, cover and allow to sit out. The next day, strain out zest from oil and drizzle slowly into passed tomatoes as you constantly stir. When all the oil is incorporated, season with salt and pepper. Allow the sauce to sit once more for a bit to allow the flavors to come together. To serve: Give the Sauce a good stir as it will have surely separated and toss with hot thin pasta and a sprinkle of grated aged pecorino.