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Burst Tomato Sauce

Servings 4


  • 2 tsp ghee, or avocado oil or any high quality oil of your choice that is safe for high temperatures
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes About 3 cups
  • 1 small zucchini diced, optional
  • 2 heaping Tb Mesa de Vida Mediterranean, or North African, Recipe Starter and Seasoning Sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 1 clove crushed garlic optional, and only if you love your food really garlicky like I do!
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 8 oz hot cooked pasta, or 1 can rinsed and drained beans (chickpeas and white beans would be great with this)
  • feta and/or parmesan cheese for serving, optional


  • Get your pasta on to cook according to manufacturer's instructions (omit this step if you're serving this ragu with beans.)
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add ghee/oil, swirl to coat.
  • Add the tomatoes and zucchini (if using), then turn the heat up to medium-high. Cook until the tomato skins start to char and shrink up a bit.
  • Stir in the Mesa de Vida Recipe Starter and Seasoning Sauce and garlic (if using). Salt to taste. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the tomatoes begin to burst.
  • Stir in the spinach (if using), and the hot cooked and drained pasta, or beans.
  • Adjust the salt to your taste, serve with cheese if you like, and enjoy!