Homemade Tomato Sauce

quinoa, amaranth, and brown rice pasta with homemade tomato sauceOnce again, a lovely meal was thrown together by the Boyfriend – quinoa, amaranth, and brown rice pasta topped with homemade tomato sauce.  While I am more of a follow-the-recipe type of girl when it comes to sauces, he is willing to take whatever is in the fridge and throw it in the food processor.  So far, he’s done everything right and hasn’t made a bad meal yet.  🙂

You will need:

  • 5 tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 shallot

Toss these ingredients in a food processor and process until you have a nice, smooth mixture.

You will also need:

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • nutritional yeast (to taste)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • smoked paprika (to taste)
  • small tin of tomato paste

In a saucepan, heat up the coconut oil (not too hot).  Now add the ingredients from the food processor PLUS the remaining ingredients listed above.  Start with small amounts of each ingredient until the tomato sauce is to your liking.  Easy peasy!

This made more than enough sauce for two people, so the next day Boyfriend varied it slightly.  He added almond milk and some additional nutritional yeast.  This made for a lovely creamy pasta sauce and cut down on some of acidity of the tomatoes and the garlic.

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