Sometimes, making pasta sauce can be a whole-day affair (yes, that is what Sundays are for). There's the chopping, the sauteing, the boiling, and then the hours of simmering. And while the end result can be a transformative, deeply flavorful delight, sometimes you just want to get dinner on the table -- immediately.
Meet pasta's new best friend: basil dressing. This vibrant sauce takes just two-steps (blanching and blending) and then it's ready to enjoy. We've added some chopped cherry tomatoes to the final dish, making this a super summery (and super fast) meal. Try it on a weeknight or -- if you're feeling daring -- a Sunday!
Ready to start cooking? Grab these ingredients first:
- 1 small bunch basil, stems removed
- 1 pound fresh cheese ravioli
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Salt and pepper
- 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered