A rich and delicious alternative to tomato sauce that’s packed with nutrients and flavor!
- 2 medium zucchinis, halved lengthwise, then crosswise
- 3 medium celery stalks
- 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
- 1 medium whole beet (only use 1/2 once cooked)
- 1 small turnip, peeled and cut into fourths (only use 1/2 once cooked)
- 1 cup of bone or vegetable broth
- 5 fresh basil leaves (or 1 1/2 tsp of dried basil)
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1 tsp each of garlic powder and onion powder (omit if unable to tolerate)
- 3–4 tbsp of avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Prep vegetables: trim ends off and refer to ingredients list above for how I cut my veggies before roasting.
- Spread the cut up zucchini, carrots, celery, and turnip out onto a large rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle them with avocado or olive oil, then cover them using parchment paper, tucking it snugly underneath.
- Wash the beet using a vegetable brush, then pat dry. Place in a baking dish lined with parchment paper and drizzle with olive oil. Cover using parchment paper, tucking the ends underneath.
- Place vegetables in preheated oven and cook for 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, uncover vegetables (except for the beet) and place back in the oven. Remove the veggies from the oven once they can be easily pierced with a fork.
- Submerge cooked beet in a bowl of cold water and peel off the outer layer. Cut it in half and place that half in a high-speed blender or food processor. Add more as needed to achieve a vibrant red color.
- Add remaining vegetables, broth, and fresh basil to the blender. Process until you have a smooth consistency. Add the blended liquid to a saucepan along with the oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, and a good quality salt. Cook on medium-low for 4-5 minutes while stirring.
- Remove from heat and serve with pasta or use as tomato sauce replacement.
Approx. 4 FPs per serving. FP stands for Fermentation Potential and is used to determine the symptom potential in foods for those using the Fast Tract Diet to heal/improve symptoms of GERD, LPR, SIBO, IBS, etc.
- Category: Soups & Purées
Keywords: nomato, tomato-free, nightshade-free