Sauces and purees are LIFESAVERS when you are vegan and vegetarian. They are fantastic for adding delicious flavour to grains and vegetables, as well as tossing through pasta, and spreading on pizza, sandwiches, and wraps. Vitamix makes creating a variety of different blends SO easy. As I mention in my Vitamix Purees video, you can make silky smooth purees or thicker sauces with the Vitamix depending on your preference.
I enjoy super smooth blends for some recipes, and then at other times prefer some texture like with this marinara sauce, where a rustic consistency is brilliant. This recipe is a fantastic blank canvas for all kinds of flavourful inspiration. It is delicious as it is, or you can add in some more vegetables like shredded broccoli or zucchini, etc., to boost the nutritional profile like with my tomato pasta/pizza sauce.
You could also add in some more garlic, and add some peppers or chili for an extra kick. Either way, this quick easy marinara sauce is a winner after a long day at work. Just blend, simmer and serve on your favourite pasta or veggies. YUMMO! Check out the delicious Vitamix Tomato Sauce recipe. That one is a winner too. More sauces tomorrow....
What's YOUR favourite pasta sauce?
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*Please note: this recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container.
If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.