Updated: Mar 7, 2019
Here's my no-frills tomato-free sauce for when I'm in a hurry! I like to call it "Fast Faux-mato Sauce"😄 It is also a great substitute for tomato paste.
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You will need:
12 oz (1 1/2 cups) boiled carrots. (I like purple carrots the best, they seem to be a touch less sweet and you don't have to add as much beet juice. Orange carrots will work fine though.)
1 T fresh lemon juice
6-8 fresh basil leaves
1 tsp salt
1 tsp tamarind paste (OR substitute balsamic vinegar to taste. Tamarind is better!!)
+/- 1T Beet juice for color- you can buy a little can of beets and use the juice from that, or freeze a few ice cubes of leftover juice from the beets next time you make some.
Puree all together in a blender.
Add more beet juice if it's not red enough.
Taste and adjust balsamic vinegar if you didn't use tamarind.
Use wherever you would want tomato sauce!
If you want to go all out and make amazing authentic marinara with the works, here is my recipe for that!
Here's how to turn it into Bolognese sauce!
You can also use this sauce to make classic veal parmesan!
As seen on Phoenix Helix's Recipe Roundtable #256
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