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Light Marinara Sauce

This versatile sauce is so easy to make, and it freezes well too!"

Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
5 garlic cloves
½ small onion, cut into ½-inch pieces
¼ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 can (28-ounce) whole plum tomatoes in purée
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon dried oregano
1 to 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
6 large leaves fresh basil, torn into small pieces


Instructions

Put the oil into the blender jar. Cover and set timer for 10 minutes and temperature on Medium. Once oil is hot, add the garlic and onion. Stir a few times to coat with the oil and to break up. Leave to sauté stirring occasionally. Once time expires, add the remaining ingredients and set timer for 10 minutes and temperature on High. Once the mixture comes to a boil, Set timer for 30 minutes and temperature on Medium. Remove the measuring cup from the lid while cooking. Be sure to replace to stir occasionally while cooking. Once the time has expired, blend on speed 1 for 30 seconds, or until desired consistency. If a chunkier-style sauce is desired, pulse to blend. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
Note: If a thicker sauce is desired once blended, simmer for additional time with measuring cup removed, until desired consistency is achieved.

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Servings

Makes about 4 cups

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Nutritional information per serving (¼ cup):Calories 26 (30% from fat) • carb. 4g • pro. 1g • fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 141mg • calc. 11mg • fiber 1g


This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
Blend and Cook Soup Maker