Sweet Red Pepper Sauce
The peppers are a nice change to a plain tomato sauce.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 sweet red peppers (julienned)
- 2 carrots (chopped)
- 2 c crushed tomatoes ((canned is fine, with puree))
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1/2 pear (peeled and thinly sliced)
- 1/4 c fresh basil (chopped)
- salt & pepper (to taste)
- 1 lb pasta
Sauté peppers and carrots in oil over medium heat for 7 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients except pasta; bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
Purée sauce in food processor or blender; return to pot.
Cook and drain pasta; toss with sauce.