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Simple Marinara Sauce

Makes about 2 cups

Serve this basic sauce with pasta or polenta, and top it with grilled or steamed vegetables.

1/2 cup red wine or water
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 15-ounce can crushed or ground tomatoes
2 teaspoons mixed Italian seasonings
1 tablespoon apple juice concentrate
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Heat wine or water in a large pot, then add onion and garlic and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, Italian seasonings, apple juice concentrate, and black pepper. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.

Per 1/2-cup serving

  • Calories: 61
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Calories from Fat: 3.5%
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.1 g
  • Sugar: 4.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Sodium: 139 mg
  • Calcium: 52 mg
  • Iron: 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C: 11.2 mg
  • Beta Carotene: 95 mcg
  • Vitamin E: 0.9 mg

Source: Turn Off the Fat Genes by Neal D. Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond M.S., R.D.