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Secret Veggie Marinara Sauce

Megan O

Ingredients

  • 3 carrots
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1½ teaspoons paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, boil 4 cups water. Cook the carrots until tender. Remove from heat and drain.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet and sauté the zucchini and onion until both become tender. Combine the carrots, spinach, zucchini, and onions in a blender with ⅓ cup water and blend until smooth.
  3. In another saucepan, heat the additional tablespoon of olive oil. Sauté the garlic until fragrant.
  4. Pour the crushed tomatoes into the saucepan with the garlic and add the basil, paprika, pepper, salt, oregano and balsamic vinegar.
  5. Stir in the carrot mixture and add the bay leaf. Allow the sauce to simmer for at least 20 minutes.

 

NUTRITIONAL INFO PER SERVING
Calories 130 (35 from fat)
Total fat 4g
Saturated fat .5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 980mg
Carbohydrate 22g (6g dietary fiber, 12g sugar)
Protein 5g

 

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