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Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce
Serves 4
This simple pasta sauce is great with pasta or as a pizza sauce.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 TBSP margarine or butter
  2. 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  3. 1 TBSP tomato paste
  4. 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  5. 1 tsp dried marjoram
  6. 1 tsp dried oregano
  7. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  8. 1 TBSP tomato paste
  9. 1 28oz can crushed or petite diced tomatos (I prefer San Marzano tomatos)
  10. 6-8 leaves fresh basil, torn
  11. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat margarine on medium heat and add onions.
  2. Cook onions for 5-6 minutes until beginning to brown.
  3. Add tomato paste and cook for 3 more minutes.
  4. Add garlic, crushed red pepper, oregano, marjoram, and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes, salt, and pepper and simmer, uncovered for 15-20 minutes until sauce is slightly reduced.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in basil.
  7. Sauce can be served immediately or refrigerated for later use.
Extra Veggie Version
  1. Add approximately one cup of chopped, sauteed vegetables (such as: zucchinni, peppers, mushrooms, onion, garlic, spinach or fennel). Puree together with tomato sauce in a food processor or blender (so they can't pick them out).
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Cilantro Pesto

Cilantro Pesto
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Ingredients
  1. 1 large bunch cilantro, washed and spun dry
  2. 1 handful flat leaf parsley, washed and spun dry
  3. 2 TBSP minced red onion
  4. 2 TBSP olive oil
  5. Juice of one small lime
  6. 1 TBSP red wine vinegar
  7. 1 handful of cashews
  8. salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. If mixture is too liquid, add more cashews.
  3. If mixture is too thick, add more oil and vinegar.
Notes
  1. This is a small recipe that is meant as a condiment and may be difficult to make in a larger food processor. If you don't have a small food processor, I recommend doubling or triping the recipe and freezing leftovers in small containers for future use.
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Cilantro Lime Crema

Cilantro Lime Crema
Yields 1
This is a great alternative to sour cream. Serve it with tacos, enchilandas, nachos, mexican pizza, grilled shrimp . . . the possibilities are endless.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 handful cilantro
  2. 1 small clove garlic
  3. 1-2 TBSP lime juice
  4. 1/3-1/2 cup greek yogurt (fat free or 2%)
Instructions
  1. Puree all ingredients in food processor until smooth.
  2. Serve as a condiment.
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