We can’t imagine life without red tomatoes, but it never hurts to change things up. Yellow tomato sauce is the perfect low-stakes cooking experiment that, depending on your taste buds, might just take the crown as your top choice for summer pasta recipes. While red tomatoes can be tart and sour, yellow tomatoes tend to pack a milder, slightly sweeter punch.
In a video on TikTok, Giada De Laurentiis lists her favorite canned and jarred tomatoes, one of which is the yellow pomodorino giallo tomato. “Look how cute they are. They’re basically the freshest of all the tomatoes,” she tells the camera, adding, “They’re like little jewels. They’re great in the summer with a fresh tomato sauce.” Popping one in her mouth, she raises her fist enthusiastically and declares, wide-eyed, “These are amazing.”
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If you can’t find canned peeled yellow tomatoes, blanch fresh ones in boiling water for a few minutes and plunge them into an ice bath. This will make it easier to peel off their skins, which is an important step in achieving a smooth sauce. Once your tomatoes are peeled (and if they are larger cherry tomatoes), cut them into the desired shape and remove the seeds. Then you can treat them just like a red tomato. Fortunately, there are a number of ideas to get the ball rolling.