Recently Jay and I went to the lake and we brought a bunch of beautiful veggies and herbs with us. I didn’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen, so I dreamed up this simple and fresh marinara sauce that we served with chopped basil and fresh fish over spiralized zucchini. What a fresh veggie treat!
• Lots of tomatoes
• Any other summer veggies such as mixed peppers, eggplant, zucchini or other squash
• Several cloves of garlic
• Fresh herbs (I used oregano, rosemary, thyme, chives, parsley)
• Olive oil
• Basil to garnish
• Toss all the summer veggies, garlic, herbs, and the onion into a chop chop or food processor until pretty much chopped up to oblivion.
• Add a good amount of olive oil to a sauce pan and sauté the chopped veggies until fragrant and soft but not browned.
• Put the tomatoes in a blender or food processor and liquefy them.
• Add the tomatoes to the sautéed vegetables
• Simmer several hours at very low heat or all day in the crock pot.
• Add chopped basil when you serve it.
That’s it! This is super easy and rivals any sauce you will buy at the grocery store. I didn’tt even do any slicing and dicing!
Eat Your Veggies,
photo credit @organic eater