Homemade Marinara Sauce is a basic yet divine recipe from Candice Kumai. The slow simmered sauce may take a little while to make but it really doesn't require much effort besides an occasional stir. Sure, you could use store bought marinara sauce but this delicious homemade version tastes much fresher and brighter.
Homemade Marinara Sauce
Makes Two Servings (1/2 cup each)
1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (14.5) oz can diced tomatoes
1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1.5 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Dash of sea salt, to taste
1. Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium low heat.
2. Add garlic and sauté 2-3 minutes.
3. Stir in tomatoes, basil, and oregano. Raise heat to medium high and bring to a low boil.
4. Reduce heat to low and let sauce simmer approximately 2 hours or until it has thickened and tomatoes have broken down. Stir sauce from time to time while it it simmering.
5. Stir in balsamic vinegar and let sauce simmer for 5 minutes more. Finish with a dash of sea salt.
Nutrition Information-- approximately 65 calories per serving (1/2 of the recipe)