Thursday, January 31, 2013

Super Food Marinara Sauce - Awesome Sauce Recipes

Super Food Marinara Sauce :)

1  can (28 ounces) peeled Italian plum tomatoes
2  teaspoons olive oil
4  large cloves garlic, finely minced
1  can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1¼  teaspoons dried oregano
1  bunch fresh basil, trimmed, with leaves cut into tiny ribbons

In the container of a food processor or blender, puree the tomatoes.    
In a medium saucepan, heat the oil and add garlic. Saute the garlic, stirring, for 15 seconds; 
do not let it brown. Add the pureed tomatoes, tomato paste, and oregano. Add salt and
pepper to taste. Bring the sauce to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove
sauce from heat. Stir in fresh basil. Serve over whole wheat or quinoa pasta.

For a balanced meal, add protein to the sauce: Stir in some ricotta cheese
or blend silken soft tofu with a little water to add to the sauce. Try mixing steamed broccoli
into the sauce to get the tomato-broccoli one-two punch!

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