Make it Yourself Marinara: Quick and Delicious

From noodles made out of zucchini to a twirl of classic wheat, “pasta” is a quick way to get a hearty dinner on the table in minutes. Sure, you could top those zoodles with a spoonful of marinara straight from a jar, or you could serve your family fresh sauce made with ingredients everyone can pronounce. Our homemade marinara is so simple yet so amazingly yummy, you won’t believe you made it with your bare hands. (Which is the best part, trust us!)

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  • 5 pounds fresh, ripe tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Basil to taste


Crush tomatoes in large bowl, set aside

Heat olive oil

Sauté garlic until golden

Add tomatoes

Simmer an hour or until desired thickness

Add basil and sea salt

Stir and simmer for 10 more minutes

Let cool and store in jars

Refrigerate up to 2 weeks

Nutrition Facts:

Servings: 9
Serving size: 1 cup

Calories: 88
Fat: 5g
Carbs: 10g
Sugar: 7g
Protein: 2g
Fiber: 3g

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