Fresh Spring Vegetable and Tomato Sauce


A few weeks ago, I threw cherry tomatoes in a pan according to a recipe that I was making for dinner. Ever since I watched them  “pop” and sizzle, and smelled their terrific aroma, I have been dreaming of creating a fresh tomato sauce. After having received fresh asparagus and spring onions from our CSA share this week, I figured it would be the perfect time to try. It’s early spring, and everything in the garden is beginning to sprout. I was lucky to get a jump start on zucchini this year, and we have already picked some, so I added them to the mix too.

I am looking forward to tomato season more than ever now because this fresh sauce was amazing. :-) It’s a good thing Eckerton is an heirloom tomato farm…it should make for some interesting sauces and delicious ingredients for summer salads and sandwiches!

I hope you enjoy this wonderful sauce filled with fresh, local veggies as much as I do! As always, it can be tailored to whatever you have on hand (or in your share).


1 pint of cherry tomatoes or a combo of cherry tomatoes and a regular tomato

1 spring onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, sliced or chopped

5 stalks of asparagus cut on the angle

1 zucchini, sliced

3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

salt and pepper to taste

1/3 cup vegetable broth

fresh grated Parmesan Cheese




1. Cook pasta and set aside.

2. Saute asparagus, spring onion, garlic, and zucchini in 3 Tbsp EVOO for about 3 minutes on medium heat.

3. Add 1/3 cup vegetable broth and tomatoes. Stir and then cover 1/2 way with a lid. Simmer for 3 minutes. With your spoon, mash tomatoes and saute for a 2 more minutes uncovered.

4. Add salt and pepper to taste and 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese. Stir into sauce.

5. Put sauce over pasta and serve hot. Top with extra Parmesan cheese because you really can’t ever get enough.

6. Enjoy!

Because I love connecting, this post is linked up to: Pin It Tuesdays! and Tuesday Greens with Crafty Garden Mama.



About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. Yum! I am so excited to start using my own grown veggies in recipes! I can skip the cheese and make this for the whole family! Thanks :)
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  2. I think I found dinner for tonight!
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  3. Yes! I like making a similar recipe. Tomatoes in olive oil and garlic and onions is intoxicating IMO. Lovely recipe!
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  4. This looks delicious! Adding to my to-do recipe list!
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  5. Oh that looks delicious! And totally doable for my family if I drop the cheese and sub in gluten-free pasta! Thanks for sharing.
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  6. Ooooooh, I wish to lunge through the screen and gobble that up right now. YUM!
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  7. That looks so tasty!

  8. I’m a huge fan of veggies and pasta, this looks delish!
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  9. Yum! We will need to give this a try!
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  10. This vegetable and tomato sauce looks delicious! I had a long wait to spring in my area so I am excited to eat all the spring veggies I can!

    Thank you for linking up with us at Pin It Tuesday! Hope to see you and perhaps another delicious recipe next week :)
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  1. […] first week went well. The spring onion was split between my Fresh Spring Vegetable Tomato Sauce (where I also used some asparagus and a zucchini from my early blooming plant) and taco night. Red […]

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