1 large tomato
1/2 cup cashews
1 T tomato paste
1/4 cup water
Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. Transfer to a saute pan warming with olive oil and a clove of garlic. Heat through. May add wine or water to thin. Add cooked pasta and top with black pepper and chiffonade of basil.
Notes: Substitutions I have used include 1 cup canned chopped tomatoes in place of a fresh tomato. I have also left out the tomato paste because I either forgot it or didn't have it. And I have also substituted dried basil in place of fresh. On occasion I have added a finely chopped clove of garlic to the blender and then just drained the pasta and added the mixture straight into the pasta without first heating it. Any way I've prepared it, it has always come out scrumptious.
No animals were harmed making this dish.