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How to prepare raw marinara sauce

Updated on November 28, 2010


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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      Mcmillen Writes 7 years ago from Dallas-Fort Worth Metro

      I am going to have to follow you for more good recipes.