|Fresh Marinara Sauce from Sun Dried Tomatoes|
This unique marinara sauce recipe is made with a blend of sun dried tomatoes, regular tomatoes, olive oil, lots of fresh basil, and raisins for sweetness. It is prepared in the food processor and can be served over a plateful of thin little curls of fresh zucchini spirals made in a spiralizer ( recipe below) or eat with your favorite gluten free pasta.
I first tasted this unusual recipe at a holistic awareness food class I took with Nicole from Whole Leaf Nutrition a few years ago. It was definitely the favorite of everyone in the class!
I love this recipe. Since it is not heated, the health giving enzymes in the vegetables and herbs are not destroyed. In addition, this recipe is rich in vitamin C, lycopene, and is a rich source of antioxidants. It is surprisingly quick and easy to make and tastes amazing!
Because there is no cooking involved simply soak the sun dried tomatoes and raisins for a minimum of an hour, drain, add to the remainder of the ingredients and blend in the food processor until creamy. The most time consuming part of the recipe is the waiting for the dried tomatoes and raisins to soak.
Eat over "angel hair zucchini" which I make with a tool called a "spiralizer" that is available on Amazon. o
use this fabulous sauce over your favorite gluten free pasta.
1/2 cup of sun dried tomatoes, soaked for at least 1 hour
1/4 cup raisins, soaked for at least 1 hour
2 1/2 cups of fresh tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup (or more) fresh basil
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove fresh garlic ( optional)
cayenne pepper ( optional)
sea salt ( optional)
In the food processor with a metal blade place soaked and drained sun dried tomatoes and raisins, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and a little sea salt. While processing pour olive oil in slowly. Process until smooth and blended.
Picture Step By Step ( Sorry, my flash stopped working midway)
|Soak and Drain Sun Dried Tomatoes and Raisins For At Least 1 Hour|
|Assemble Tomatoes, Basil, Soaked Raisins, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Olive Oil and Sea Salt|
|Place Ingredients in Food Processor|
|Process Until All Ingredients Are Well Blended |
Pour sauce over angel hair zucchini strands..
Use a spiralizer on the angel hair setting
The spiralizer can be bought online. Use raw zucchini to make this low calorie pasta dish.
Linked to Midnight Maniac Meatless Monday
Gluten Free Wednesdays
My Sweet and Savory