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Everyday Marinara Sauce Recipe

Looking for an easy Everyday Marinara Sauce recipe? Learn how to make Everyday Marinara Sauce using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by maha-kisa

Makes 12 servings



from CE http://www.cleaneatingmag.com/Recipes/Recipe/Everyday-Marinara-Sauce.aspx This versatile robust sauce is a great staple to have on hand in your fridge or freezer. And feel free to jazz up our recipe with your favorite herbs and spices for varied flavor every day of the week.

Recipe Ingredients for Everyday Marinara Sauce

2250 g (2x790 ml cans diced tomatoes , no salt or sugar added
1 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
150 g ( 1 medium ) white onion, diced
200 g ( 2 medium) carrots, peeled and diced
200 g ( 2 ribs) celery, diced
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp oregano (2 sprigs fresh oregano, stems removed , about 2 tbsp leaves)
8 basil leaves
1/8 tsp red chili flakes, optional
1 tbsp raw honey
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Everyday Marinara Sauce

  1. NOTE: If using jarred diced or strained tomatoes, begin instructions at Step Three.

  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat. Using a small knife, remove each tomato core and cut a tiny X into the bottom end of each tomato. In a large bowl, prepare an ice bath. Immerse tomatoes into boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes or until skins begins to come off. Remove tomatoes with a slotted spoon and immerse into ice bath for about 1 minute or until cooled.

  3. Once cooled, remove tomatoes from ice bath and remove skin by peeling it back from X in the bottom. Slice tomatoes in half, scoop out and discard seeds. Coarsely chop tomatoes and place into a bowl.

  4. In a medium saucepot, heat oil on medium-high. Add garlic, onion, carrots and celery and saut? until onion becomes translucent and vegetables are softened. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, basil and chile flakes, if desired, and cook, stirring frequently, until sauce comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  5. Remove saucepot from heat and carefully pur?e mixture with a hand blender or in a food processor until smooth. Add honey and season with salt and pepper; mix well.

  6. Ladle mixture into resealable containers, let cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate until needed. Sauce can be kept, refrigerated, for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 2 months.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 239.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
66
Calories from Fat
13
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.5g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
84mg
4%
Potassium
494mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
13.0g
4%
Dietary Fiber
3.1g
12%
Sugars
7.7g
Protein
2.1g
Vitamin A 63% Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 8% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in calcium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in magnesium
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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