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Veggie Pasta Sauce

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A pasta sauce inspired by the classic tomato sauce, but with more vegetables, for added colour and flavour.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 1 h 5 min
50 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

6 cups canned tomatoes (diced) 1.6 kg
1 tbsp sugar, or brown sugar 14 g
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
11 button (white) mushrooms, finely chopped 150 g
6 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped 20 g
1 leeks 300 g
1 red onions, diced 150 g
1 zucchini 130 g
1 yellow or red sweet peppers 200 g
1/2 tbsp dried oregano 1 g
1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
1 tbsp sriracha hot chili sauce [optional] 14 g

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful to purée the sauce.

Method

  1. Finely chop the garlic, mushrooms, basil, leek, onion and zucchini. Keep them separate, since you will need to add them to the pot at different times.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over low heat. Add the mushrooms. Cook 4-5 min, stirring often, until browned. Add the onion, leeks and garlic and cook for another 3-4 minutes until translucent. Then add the zucchini and red pepper and cook for another 3-4 minutes until soft.
  3. Add the crushed tomatoes, sugar, basil, optional hot sauce, and oregano. Cook 5 min with frequent stirring. If in a hurry, cooking can be stopped here and the sauce puréed at this point.
  4. For improved taste, cover and simmer for about 45 min.
  5. Blend sauce in a blender until puréed.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (160g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

50

Fat

1 g

2 %

Saturated 0.1 g
+ Trans 0 g

1 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

160 mg

7 %

Carbohydrate

9 g

3 %

Fibre

2 g

6 %

Sugars

5 g

Protein

2 g

Vitamin A

36 %

Vitamin C

66 %

Calcium

4 %

Iron

10 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ½ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Trans Fat
Low  :
Fat
Source of  :
Copper, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Excellent source of  :
Vitamin A, Vitamin C

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Vegetables 1 ½
Fats 0
Other Foods 0

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Members' Reviews

1 Reviews (0 with rating only ) 0% would make this recipe again
carolineouellette13
october 17, 2016

Fantastic, I would actually like to see that same on the regular meatballs. It was very good!

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This recipe is in the following categories

Vegetables | Tomatoes | Sauces & Dips | Vegetarian | Heart-healthy | Low Saturated Fat | Vegan | Low Cholesterol | Kosher | Low Fat | Halal | Italian

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carolineouellette13
october 17, 2016

Fantastic, I would actually like to see that same on the regular meatballs. It was very good!

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