How to prepare raw marinara sauce
This alternative version of marinara sauce is a nice tasty sauce for Pasta, Pizza ,or Lasagna.
There is some extra prep time need: you will need to soak sun dried tomatoes and dates for 4 hours so they will process well.
This recipe will make 2 cups of sauce
You will need:
½ packed cup sun dried tomatoes
¼ cup dates (measured after removing pits)
1/3 cup of water
¼ cup of olive oil
1 tablespoon of dry oregano
½ or 1 teaspoon of sea salt
Dash of cayenne pepper
In a covered jar, soak the above ingredients for about 4 hours so they will process well. Place jar on the counter.
After the soaking time has been completed you need the following:
2 cups of fresh tomatoes (cut each tomato into 6 pieces)
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
2 or 3 garlic cloves (cut in half)
½ packed cup fresh basil
In a food processor, process soaked ingredients until sun dried tomatoes and dates are small pieces.
Add remaining ingredients to sun dried tomatoes/dates in the food processor, and process until fresh tomatoes are small pieces.
This marina sauce will keep for several days if refrigerated. Leftover sauce can also be used as a base for salad dressings or soups.
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