Fresh Tomato Marinara or Pizza Sauce - This sauce is made with just a few fresh ingredients, including garlic and tomatoes. It's delicious atop pizza or mixed in with pasta.
For those of you that may be suffering with food allergies, let me give you a few encouraging words. First, try different variations of the food. For instance, if you're allergic to apples, try a different kind or try cooking them!
My husband worked with a guy who had to cook his fruit in order to be able to tolerate it, so there could be a way to eat what you love!
For things like butter or eggs or anything packaged, you might consider trying a different brand.
Changing brands and types and even what you eat on a regular basis can help very much with food allergies.
The body also gets different nutrients this way, and if something is bothering you, it can be easier to figure out what it is.
I'll even change brands of supplements regularly to keep my body 'on it's toes', so to speak.
That's just my two cents on allergies. 🙂
I've made today's recipe countless times lately as a topping for my Red Lentil Pizza Crust and for mixing in with zoodles. For that reason alone, I knew I wanted to post it here.
It's so easy, and it seems to agree with me better than boxed or canned tomato sauce right now.
Depending on what fresh herb I have on hand is what I'll add for extra flavor, but the base of olive oil, garlic, and Roma tomatoes is simply divine!
I think the secret is in the slow cooking of the sauce, as it breaks down the tomatoes and really lets the flavors blend.
Sometimes the simplest things are the best, and this recipe is no exception!
Fresh Tomato Marinara or Pizza Sauce
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 3 Roma tomatoes diced
- sea salt to taste
- 1-2 Tbsp fresh basil or parsley chopped
- Heat the oil in a medium saucepan.
- Add the garlic and allow it to cook for 10-15 seconds.
- Stir in the tomatoes and bring the mix to a low simmer.
- Add a dash of salt at this time as well. Tomatoes have a naturally high amount of sodium, so you don't need much!
- Allow the sauce to cook for 13-15 minutes, until it has reduced a bit and the tomatoes are, well, saucy.
- Stir in the fresh herb, if using.
- Use as desired.
Some of the items that I use to make this recipe include: