Non-Fat Fresh Spaghetti Sauce

The original recipe is more complicated and is posted on Dr. Dean Ornish's Web MD website as Linguini with Roasted Red Peppers and Herbed Tomato Sauce. I modified it to use fresh tomatoes from the farmers market and jarred roasted red peppers (from my Dollar Store). This is a very light spaghetti sauce with a very fresh taste. Sun dried tomatoes can be used for a more intense tomato taste and four freshly roasted red peppers can be substituted if the bottled ones are unavailable. Soy meat alternatives could also be added.

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  • If you are using fresh red peppers, roast them over a gas flame or under the broiler until the outer skin is black and charred. Place the peppers into a bowl and cover until they cool, about ten minutes. Peel off the skin and cut the peppers in half and remove the inside ribs and seeds.
  • Place the chopped onion, tomatoes and garlic into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped.
  • Spray a non-stick or seasoned cast iron frying pan with canola oil spray. Add the mixture from the processor and turn on the heat to high.
  • Now put the roasted red peppers, the tomato sauce and the tomato paste into the processor and pulse half a dozen times or so, until the mixture is a coarse puree. Put that into the frying pan.
  • Add the dried thyme, the salt, the pepper and the sugar to the pan and cook until the sauce comes to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer uncovered for about twenty minutes, until the sauce cooks down and looks more concentrated. The sauce should be thick enough to coat the pasta.
  • Add the optional ingredients: 1/2 tablespoonful of balsamic vinegar, a pinch of red pepper flakes, and freshly chopped parsley or basil for more taste.
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"The original recipe is more complicated and is posted on Dr. Dean Ornish's Web MD website as Linguini with Roasted Red Peppers and Herbed Tomato Sauce. I modified it to use fresh tomatoes from the farmers market and jarred roasted red peppers (from my Dollar Store). This is a very light spaghetti sauce with a very fresh taste. Sun dried tomatoes can be used for a more intense tomato taste and four freshly roasted red peppers can be substituted if the bottled ones are unavailable. Soy meat alternatives could also be added."
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  1. Luvkimono
    The original recipe is more complicated and is posted on Dr. Dean Ornish's Web MD website as Linguini with Roasted Red Peppers and Herbed Tomato Sauce. I modified it to use fresh tomatoes from the farmers market and jarred roasted red peppers (from my Dollar Store). This is a very light spaghetti sauce with a very fresh taste. Sun dried tomatoes can be used for a more intense tomato taste and four freshly roasted red peppers can be substituted if the bottled ones are unavailable. Soy meat alternatives could also be added.
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