Homemade Marinara

homemade marinara
DifficultyBeginnerYields1 ServingCategory
 1 28oz (750g) can of peeled tomatoes
 56 oz (~180g) can tomato paste
 1 yellow onion , chopped (~ 1 cup)
 2 garlic cloves
 2 carrots, chopped (~1/2 cup)
 Optional: peppers, any color, chopped (~1/2 cup)
 Optional: 1 tablespoon brown sugar, maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar
 Seasoning: Salt, pepper, pepper flakes, dried basil, dried oregano, paprika

In medium saucepan, over medium heat, use your oil of choice. Cook chopped garlic, carrots, onion [pepper] until tender.


Add canned tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir to break up tomatoes.


Add seasoning, [sugar].


Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10min.


Other considerations:

Can be used with veggies, pasta, rice, any protein

Whole grain toast + shredded mozzarella for pizza

Freeze for future use

Share this Recipe!

Grilling this Summer?

Get our new eBook, and learn about the benefits of grilling healthy, and how to avoid harmful ultra-processed foods.

Recent Recipes

Eggplant and Couscous

Eggplant and Couscous

Eggplants, also known as aubergines, offer several health benefits because of their nutrient content and unique phytonutrient profile. Eggplants contain antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E, are rich in dietary fiber that promotes the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and is a low calorie, low carbohydrate food. Plus, they are easy to grill, roast, sauté or bake making them a versatile vegetable. Couscous is widely consumed in several Mediterranean countries. It is a complex carbohydrate, meaning it’s digested slowly when compared to white bread or sugar. It is a great source of fiber and a valuable source of plant-based protein which is important for weight loss, muscle repair, and overall health. We hope you enjoy this recipe. PS: it’s a great leftover dish too.

Grilled Chicken and Hummus in Pita (Pargiyot)

Grilled Chicken and Hummus in Pita (Pargiyot)

“Pargiyot” also known as spatchcock chicken, comes from Hebrew, and it is a culinary technique rather than a specific dish. This method of preparing chicken allows for even and faster cooking time plus its’ cooking versatility: grill, roast or pan-sear.

This chicken and hummus on pita recipe is a delicious and traditional dish in the Middle East and packed with the health benefits of the Mediterranean Meal Plan.

Enjoy the health benefits of heart healthy fats, high fiber and protein.

Grain-free Vegan Banana Nut Muffins

Grain-free Vegan Banana Nut Muffins

This wholesome muffin recipe will be a favorite! They make for a perfect snack or breakfast

If you are looking for a Non-Vegan option, use 1 regular egg. For a fun Fall muffin, replace the banana with pumpkin puree for Pumpkin Nut Muffins. Keep in mind that pumpkin is not as sweet as ripe bananas so you might need some extra coconut sugar. Looking for more protein? Add a scoop of pea or whey to the mix!