Raw Vegan Marinara Sauce!! This tomato sauce is sooo good, it’s rich & thick and full of flavor. This marinara is ideal as a base on raw vegan pizza or on zucchini noodles, aka ‘zoodles,’ for a raw vegan version of Pasta Marinara. 🙂
In the video above, I’ll show you how to make the sauce AND how I use it on raw vegan pizza, yummm. This recipe is also free of added salt, fat or oil, sugar, etc. It’s a truly healthy and scrumptious take on this Italian classic.
The Secret to the Sauce
The secret to this sauce is slightly dehydrating the tomatoes so they lose some of their liquid and the flavor concentrates. For this same reason I’ve also used sundried tomatoes which amp up the tomato taste and add a natural sauciness. By using this method you’ll have that cooked tomato sauce taste that is often missing from raw vegan marinara sauces and it will hold up to many different types of uses without getting watery!
You can even make this sauce in advance, the day before, if that works best for you. Some separation may occur and it may also thicken overnight, but you can always stir it back together. This also makes enough sauce you can use some for pizza and then the next day in another dish!
- 1 cup tomatoes
- ¼ cup sundried tomatoes, soaked
- (reserve ¼ cup of the soaking liquid)
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp oregano
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp pizza seasoning (optional)
- 2 medjool dates
- Cube the tomatoes (or cut in half if cherry tomatoes) and dehydrate on 113F for 2 hours.
- Add everything to the blender, including ¼ cup of the soaking liquid from the sundried tomatoes.
- Blend until smooth, using the tamper.
- Serve on pasta or pizza. Enjoy!
To see how I assembled this raw vegan pizza, and all ingredients I used, make sure to watch the full video on YouTube: Raw Vegan Marinara Sauce for Pizzas & Pasta! Oil-Free & No Added Salt.
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