Easy Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce

Amazing flavorful sauce does not have to be complicated. This easy fresh tomato marinara sauce is as simple as blend and cook, then ready to serve!
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword fresh tomato sauce, vegan tomato sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 5 cups (roughly)
Calories 15 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 8 medium fresh tomatoes about 3 inches long
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 4 medium cloves fresh garlic
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Himalayan pink salt
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  1. Wash tomatoes and herbs. Put all ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse or blend on low until everything is somewhere between chopped and pureed. You don’t want this totally pureed into soup, but you also don’t want large chunks.
  2. Once done, pour into a sauté pan or pot, bring to a simmer, then turn heat to low and continue cooking for at least an hour. You can cook at a higher temp for shorter as well, but cooking over a longer period of time allows the flavors to marinate longer and yields a better tasting sauce.
  3.  I also tried cooking it on the lowest setting throughout the day and it was even better. Watch it so it doesn’t cook off too much liquid. If it does you can always add some veggie broth or water to get it back to a thinner sauce.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Easy Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 15
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 940mg 39%
Potassium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 2.4%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 2.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.