Nightshade-free Marinara Sauce

I am so excited to share this nightshade-free marinara sauce recipe with you guys. I still cannot believe how something can taste so much like tomato sauce without any tomato in it. This recipe is for anyone who cannot tolerate tomatoes for whatever reason. Tomatoes are part of the nightshade vegetable family, and many of us with autoimmune diseases have trouble with these veggies. I was really bummed out when I had to give up tomatoes awhile back, especially because tomato sauce is just so abundant in so many recipes. But even if you don’t have any issues with tomatoes, give this recipe a try because it is packed with nutrients.

I have never tried this recipe without using all of the ingredients in the exact measurements, so I wouldn’t initially experiment with it. All of the ingredients are responsible to create the specific flavor. My husband was actually the one who inspired me to try my luck with a nightshade-free marinara sauce. He is very experimental in the kitchen, and one day he made a dish for us and the taste reminded me so much of tomato. I still have to convince him to write down the recipe for us :). He used blackstrap molasses and coconut aminos to create that flavor. This sparked my curiosity to try my luck with a nightshade-free marina sauce.

In case you wonder what coconut aminos are, they are the perfect soy sauce substitute for anyone who is avoiding soy. The sauce is made from the fermented sap of coconut palm and you can find it in most health food stores. I started using coconut aminos a lot in my recipes lately and I highly recommend getting a bottle for your pantry. A little goes a long way, and can really spice up your recipes.

This nightshade-free marinara sauce recipe is quite easy to make. You can either store it in your fridge for a couple of days or freeze it. Personally I love to double up the recipe and freeze a few jars to have quick access to this delicious sauce. My favorite way to enjoy this sauce is as the base of a bolognese sauce on top of a baked sweet potato. My husband’s favorite way is with pasta.

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Nightshade-free Marinara Sauce
It is kind of mindblowing how much something can taste like a tomato without any of it in it. This nutrient-dense sauce is suited for anyone who cannot tolerate tomatoes. It is paleo and AIP friendly.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Wash and chop the carrots, celery, and beets into medium dice. Peel and chop the garlic and onion into medium dice as well.
  2. Heat a medium pot over medium heat. Once hot, add olive oil and fry onion and garlic until translucent. Add the rest of the veggies and fry for a few minutes. Add bone broth and a lid and cook for about 20 minutes or until the veggies are all soft. If the pot boils too much bring the temperature down to medium-low.
  3. Pour everything from the pot into a high-speed blender. Add basil and the rest of the ingredients. Make sure when you measure the basil that the cup is packed. Blend on high speed.
  4. The sauce will be quite thick, so If you would like it thinner either add bone broth or more water. Store it in the fridge in a glass jar for a couple of days or freeze it.

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