Yields: 1.5 to 2 cups
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Fresh Tomato Puree – 1 cup
Finely Chopped Tomato – 3/4 cup
Finely Chopped Onion – 1/2 cup
Garlic – 1 clove OR Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Powdered Bay Leaf – 1/4 tsp
Oregano – 1 tsp
Dried Basil Powder – 1 tsp
Pepper – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1 tbsp (preferably Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
- Heat oil in a sauce pan.
- Add the chopped onion and saute well.
- Grate the garlic clove and add to the chopped onion or add the garlic paste instead and saute well.
- When the onion pieces turn translucent, add the chopped tomato and saute well.
- Add the freshly pureed tomato to the chopped onion and tomato and saute well.
(Note: You can also simply puree 1 or 2 medium sized tomato to yield 1 cup of puree.)
- When the puree starts to boil and bubble, reduce the heat and add the powdered bay leaf, oregano, basil powder, pepper and salt and saute well.
- Use in dish or serve.
- You can use Marinara sauce for all Italian dishes.
- You can even serve this sauce as a dipping sauce for breads or pizza etc.
You can make different variations by adding different vegetables like chopped carrots, or celery or mushrooms etc.