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    Gluten-Free Spaghetti with No-Cook Pasta Sauce

    Jefferson Adams

    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

      This simple, nutritious and exciting alternative to standard spaghetti and tomato sauce blends ripe plum tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil, and firm sliced ricotta to deliver a tasty, memorable dish.

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    Celiac.com 07/14/2018 - If you’re looking for a simple, nutritious and exciting alternative to standard spaghetti and tomato sauce, look no further than this delicious version that blends ripe plum tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil, and firm sliced ricotta to deliver a tasty, memorable dish.


    • 12 ounces gluten-free spaghetti
    • 5 or 6 ripe plum tomatoes
    • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • ¾ teaspoons crushed red pepper
    • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • Kosher salt and black pepper
    • ⅓ cup pecorino Romano cheese, grated
    • ½ cup firm ricotta, shaved with peeler

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    Finely chop all but one of the tomatoes; transfer to large bowl with olive oil and ¼ teaspoon salt.

    Cook spaghetti until al dente or desired firmness, and drain, reserving ¼ cup cooking water. 

    Meanwhile, chop remaining tomato, and place in food processor along with garlic, red pepper, and ½ teaspoon salt; puree until smooth. 

    Gently stir mixture into the bowl of chopped tomatoes.

    Add cooked spaghetti, basil and parsley to a large bowl.

    Toss in tomato mixture, adding some reserved pasta water, if needed. 

    Spoon pasta into bowls and top with Romano cheese, as desired.

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    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,500 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.

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