Are you looking for a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional marinara sauce? Let's make some! Cooking vegan at home ensures the use of the best vegan ingredients. Our Marinara Sauce recipe is made with fresh, organic ingredients and packed with flavor, making this sauce a perfect addition to any whole food plant based dinners. This recipe is from Everyday Wholesome Eating...In The Raw by Kim.
Ingredients12 sun-dried tomato halves
4-5 dates, pitted
2-3 fresh tomatoes
1/4 sweet/red onion
1 clove garlic
1/4 c. tomato soak water
1/4 c. olive oil
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. dried basil (or 1/2 c. fresh basil)
opt: pinch cayenne
PREP: Presoak sun-dried tomatoes and dates in water for at least 1 hour before using. (Reserve soak water.)
For smooth sauce: Puree all ingredients together in blender, except herbs. Mix in herbs and allow to sit for at least 1 hour before serving.
For chunky sauce: Coarse chop fresh tomatoes in food processor, then put aside in a bowl. Process rest of the ingredients as smooth as possible, then mix into bowl with tomatoes. Allow to sit for at least 1 hour before serving.
For thicker sauce: Leave out 1/4 cup soak water.
You can substitue 3 cups of cherry tomatoes or 5-6 Roma tomatoes for the 2-3 fresh tomatoes.
This recipe is from Everyday Wholesome Eating...In The Raw by Kim Wilson.