This is a fantastic way to add an extra level of deliciousness to a fresh marinara sauce. Grilling the tomatoes allows easy removal of the skin and infuses each piece with a light smoky flavor. This method is great for those looking to prepare homemade meals low in added sugars,which are often found in store bought marinara sauces.
- 14 tomatoes (medium sized, firm)
- 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoons/15 mL fresh oregano, finely chopped
- 2-3 large basil leaves (finely chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried pepper flakes
Cut tomatoes in half and remove the stems. Using 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lightly brush the cut ends of the tomatoes. Place tomatoes, cut side down on a preheated grill over a medium heat. Grill for about 5 minutes or until the tomatoes start to brown and you can easily lift the skin off. Remove from grill. Carefully, remove skins from tomatoes, lightly blend in a blender or food process and set aside.
Meanwhile heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over a medium heat. Add onions. While stirring cook onions until they soften and turn translucent. Add remaining ingredients and stir together. Simmer on low for 10-15 minutes. Add water if the sauce becomes to thick.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||8 g|
|Saturated Fat||1 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||5 g|
|Dietary Fiber||5 g|