Rants, Rules & Recipes

An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance

RECIPE: Tomato Basil Sauce or Salad Dressing

I’m not Italian; never claimed to be.  So this isn’t Papa Antonio’s secret sauce; you can find yummy marinara recipes elsewhere.  This is so you can make a clean, preservative-free, easy sauce you can use on whole wheat pasta or atop a spinach salad (which I now commonly use instead of pasta);  double the recipe and freeze it to save time later if you like.

6 large organic tomatoes, chopped

1/2 white onion diced

6 small mushrooms, sliced

1 Tbsp dried Basil or even better 6 fresh basil leaves chopped

1 tsp garlic minced (more if you’re into it or have a vampire infestation)

3 Tbsp olive oil

2 tsp crushed red pepper (optional, but A MUST)

a pinch of salt and pepper


saute onions and garlic in 1 Tbsp of olive oil x ~3 min

add tomatoes and remaining olive oil and slowly cook on med-low heat, stirring occasionally ~ 5-7 until saucy

add mushrooms, basil, crush red pepper and simmer on low heat for ~ 5-10 min


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