One taste of this raw marinara sauce and you’ll rethink all doubts about raw cuisine. The most flavorful raw sauce you’ve ever had! Packed with flavor and ready in only 5 minutes.
The “raw” world always made me skeptical. I mean, how good can uncooked food really taste right? Wrong. This marinara I threw together had me blown away.
It all started with a picture I saw on Facebook from The Simple Veganista, her raw vegetable pasta. It looked so good and so refreshing on the warm day we were having, not to mention I love how she names her raw meals, so I decided to jump with two feet in and create a fully raw meal of my own. I ordered a spiralizer, which has since been the love of my life, and got to planning.
There’s So Much Flavor You Won’t Believe That It’s Raw
The first thing I needed was a marinara. I liked the idea of using sun dried tomatoes like the Marina’raw’ (see what I mean?!) from The Simple Veganista, so I started there. And then magic happened.
I used thyme as my herb because I love it in my cooked marinara sauces, threw in some green onions for flavor, and a few other spices along with fresh tomatoes. Holy wow did it turn out delicious!
There was so much flavor, I couldn’t believe it was raw. It’s so easy to make too, which makes this discovery that much sweeter. Plus, I even put it on pizza so I know it’s just as good warm. See for yourself and whip some up! But make double because you’ll be sad to see this raw marinara sauce go…
Ways To Use This Raw Marinara Sauce;
- On pizza, to keep it raw and fresh tasting add to a warmed and cooked pizza base
- Zucchini noodles, use a spiralizer and create a delicious raw ‘pasta dish’
- On sandwiches
- Use as a dip for grilled cheese
- Use for Mexican dishes such as burritos, nachos etc
- Place all ingredients in a food processor, blender or high speed blender and mix until pureed into a sauce like consistency. Taste seasonings and add more to reach desired taste.
- Any tomato varieties work here, but the sweeter they are the better the taste will be.
- You can substitute fresh garlic but it will have a more pungent taste.
- I experimented with a variety of herbs, basil, parsley, oregano, but keeping it simple with thyme was my favorite. Feel free to add others!