nutritional information

Per 1/2-cup serving:

  • Calories: 53
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 352 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 6 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Speedy Red Sauce

Makes 5 1/2 cups

30 minutes or fewer

This all-purpose pasta sauce can be used on spaghetti as well as in our Ultimate Vegan Lasagna. Puréed roasted red peppers help thicken it quickly.
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 12-oz. jar roasted red peppers, rinsed and drained
  • 2 small onions, diced (2 cups)
  • 2 Tbs. dried basil or 3 Tbs. finely chopped fresh basil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28-oz. can fire-roasted crushed tomatoes

1. Purée roasted red peppers in food processor or blender until smooth. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, and sauté 5 minutes, or until golden. Add basil and garlic, and sauté 1 minute more. Stir in tomatoes and roasted red pepper purée. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Simmer 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

 

February 2009

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comments

You can get killed walking across the street. Put it in perspective. You are living a healthy life.

Ally - 2014-08-20 23:31:28

It has been published that canned tomatoes are not altogether safe due to a chemical reaction between the tomatoes and the tin and the resulting toxins that may occur. Perhaps a sauce made of fresh tomatoes or finding some which are sold in glass containers, ie; bottled organic tomato juice would be another choices. Can any of the followers that post comments here suggest some other possibilities ?

Leslie Aday - 2013-11-19 23:57:06

Serve with ultimate vegan lasagna

Marilyn - 2013-11-19 23:39:51

I can confirm Alix's guess: I'm looking at the original printed version of the recipe - it's 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbsp) worth.

Anna - 2012-08-13 02:01:39

I think the 3 is there for how many garlic cloves.. That's just my guess though:)

Alix - 2012-07-22 18:29:41

How many cans of fire roasted tomatoes? Is it 1? There is a 3 hanging out above it that is a little confusing. Thanks.

Scott Von Vegan - 2012-07-12 20:56:48