2 large cloves garlic, finely minced1 cup peeled, seeded and chopped tomato** 3 Tbsp. minced, fresh basil leaves 2 tsp. olive oil ½ tsp. salt, if desired several dashes of cayenne pepper

In a blender, puree the garlic and tomato. Transfer mixture to a non-metal bowl. Stir in the basil, oil, salt and cayenne.

Serve the sauce at room temperature. Traditionally used for pasta, it is also delicious on rice or bulgar, spooned over cold steamed vegetables or even served over tuna or cold chicken

**TIP: Try cutting tomatoes in half and grating them. This way you don't even have to puree them.