Marinara sauce is a popular, robust Italian sauce made from tomatoes and herbs. Because of the blend of spices and herbs, it tends to be spicier than the standard tomato sauce. It was said to have originated from the sailors of Naples who spend a great amount of time at sea. They needed meals made from ingredients which were easy to transport and resistant to spoiling. Thus, marinara sauce = “mariners’ sauce” was invented. A reason for its popularity is that it’s easy and quick to prepare. The sauce is also very versatile that’s why it is used in many Italian dishes.
This epic raw marinera recipe is very healthy, fresh and delicious. There are no dried seasonings used in this recipe. The Swiss chard stems give the sauce a sweet-salty flavor. You can use this sauce as a salad dressing, sauce for zucchini pasta, or even as a cold soup.
• 2 cartons of cherry tomatoes
• stems from 1 head of Swiss chard, diced
• 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
• 1 cup of fresh cilantro
• 1 sprig fresh dill
• 1 stem of fresh oregano
• 1 cup of spinach
This recipe takes about 10 minutes or less to make. Serves. 3 to 4.
Put all the ingredients in a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour marina sauce into a bowl.
Garnish with fresh herbs.
Ideas And Tips:
• You can also add basil, thyme, garlic, onion, capers, olives, beets, lemon juice or chili peppers.
• Instead of Swiss chard stems, you can also use celery stems or beet stems.
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