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Whole Food Plant Based Marinara Sauce

Author: Molly Patrick of Clean Food Dirty Girl


  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh tomatoes 340g, diced
  • one 28 ounce can diced tomatoes in their juice Muir Glen uses BPA free cans so I stick to that brand
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste 120g
  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh basil 35g, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt 6g


  • Heat a large pan and add the onions.
  • Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring intermittently.
  • After 5 minutes add 2 tablespoons of water and stir.
  • Add the garlic, fresh tomatoes, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano and sea salt and stir until all ingredients are combined.
  • Turn the heat down to low and cover with a lid at an angle so the lid isn’t tight.
  • Simmer for one hour, stirring every 10-15 minutes.


  • No oil and no sugar and yet somehow still awesome