Sunday, September 16, 2012

Quick Garden Fresh Marinara

Summer's almost over and we picked what was left of the parsley and basil. There are still a few peppers and tomatoes that need to be picked but they were still all green. This marinara was super simple and took no time at all to prepare.

The points value includes all the vegetables. If you don't want to include the vegetables, it would be 1 PointPlus per serving. I got about 2 cups of sauce out of this recipe. It would depend on the size of your tomatoes.

Quick Garden Fresh Marinara
6 servings (1/3 cup each) | PointsPlus per Serving: 2

1 tablespoon olive oil
5 medium tomatoes
1 medium sweet red pepper
3 cloves garlic
1 medium onion
8-10 fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/3 cup tomato paste
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
1/2-1 teaspoon sugar

Place the tomatoes in a blender or food processor and let it blend until smooth. Set aside.

Now blend together the red pepper, garlic, onions, basil and parsley until smooth. Don't be alarmed if it looks a little green.

Cook the pureed onion mixture in the oil over medium heat, for about 5 minutes. Stir in the pureed tomatoes and all the remaining ingredients and let it simmer over medium low for about 15 minutes or so.

Whatever you don't use right away can be stored in the fridge.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I can't help drooling. I just love the Quick Garden Fresh Marinara
    Well done!
    If you submitted your Quick Garden Fresh Marinara photos to , I'll bet they will make you on the home page.
    Gosh, you have made me sooo hungry !