A great sauce for pasta that will make you the envy of all your friends.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. Add the grape tomatoes and chopped tomato to the hot oil. Squeeze the limes over the tomatoes and add the lime halves to the pan. Season with the chili flakes, pepper, and salt. Allow the mixture to simmer until it thickens, about 30 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 5.9g 2% DV; fat 18.4g 28% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 6.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2010
I LOVED this!! Definitely a nice change from the usual. I did cut WAY down on the oil though - used more like 2 tbsp instead of a half cup and because I'm a garlic head I added 3 cloves minced garlic to the original saute. It really worked well over fish and rice too! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/08/2009
The lime completely overpowered all the other flavors--it was like drinking hot lime juice. We tried to cut the lime flavor with a little bit of sugar but that didn't work at all. I am pretty dissapointed--we both love lime and were exicted about trying this recipe. Maybe cut the lime to a tablespoon or so and leave out the lime halves while cooking? It might work but I am sorry to say that we don't think this is worth trying again even with some modifications. Read More
(13)
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
09/08/2009
The lime completely overpowered all the other flavors--it was like drinking hot lime juice. We tried to cut the lime flavor with a little bit of sugar but that didn't work at all. I am pretty dissapointed--we both love lime and were exicted about trying this recipe. Maybe cut the lime to a tablespoon or so and leave out the lime halves while cooking? It might work but I am sorry to say that we don't think this is worth trying again even with some modifications. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2010
I LOVED this!! Definitely a nice change from the usual. I did cut WAY down on the oil though - used more like 2 tbsp instead of a half cup and because I'm a garlic head I added 3 cloves minced garlic to the original saute. It really worked well over fish and rice too! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2009
love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2014
I only used the juice of one lime and did not add the lime halves to the pan fearing it would over power the sauce and I was right. All that oil isn't necessary either. This is an awesome pasta sauce served over zoodles (zucchini noodles) for a healthy meal. This will go into my TNT folder. Read More
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