Roasted Marinara Sauce with Oregano and Basil Oil


Making your own marinara sauce is extremely easy to do. This recipe staple is packed with flavor and can be used in many of your favorite dishes. Your family will love it! 
 

Health Highlights:
 
Tired of getting the processed marinara sauce at the store? This Roasted Marinara Sauce is a wonderful and healthy substitute. This recipe is packed with fresh and delicious ingredients that contain many health benefiting properties.

Tomatoes: Because tomatoes contain a strong amount of antioxidants, beta-carotene, and other nutrients, tomatoes are known to decrease risks of cancers such as prostate cancer, colon cancer, and lung cancer.[1]

Onions: This vegetable contains Chromium which is a substance that can help in regulating blood sugar levels.[2]

Garlic: The many sulfur compounds in garlic are known to activate liver enzymes which help to detoxify the body. Garlic also contains diallyl sulfide and thiacremonone which are found to have anti-arthritic properties.[3]
 
Ingredients:
 
2 pounds Roma tomatoes, halved
1 onion, sliced
4 garlic cloves
Olive oil
Sea salt
Pepper
 
 
Directions:  
 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place sliced tomatoes, onions, and garlic on baking sheet.
  3. Add a generous amount of sea salt, pepper, and olive oil to top of tomatoes and onion.
  4. Cook for 1-2 hours or until tomatoes and onions begin to darken around the edges.
  5. Remove from oven and transfer to food processor or blender.
  6. Pulse until sauce reaches your desired consistency. 
  7. Add Basil and Oregano essential oil and stir.
Note: For one toothpick of essential oil, simply dip a toothpick into the essential oil and swirl it in the marinara sauce. This will provide you with a flavor that is not overwhelming.
 
Tip: For a smoother and thinner consistency, add 2-4 tablespoons of water.
 
Enjoy with spaghetti squash and chicken meatballs for a delicious and healthy meal.
 

Roasted Marinara Sauce

Servings: 6

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1-2 hours

Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients:

2 pounds Roma tomatoes, halved
1 onion, sliced
4 garlic cloves
Olive oil
Sea salt
Pepper
1 drop Basil essential oil
1 toothpick Oregano essential oil

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Place sliced tomatoes, onions, and garlic on baking sheet.
3. Add a generous amount of sea salt, pepper, and olive oil to top of tomatoes and onion.
4. Cook for 1-2 hours or until tomatoes and onions begin to darken around the edges.
5. Remove from oven and transfer to food processor or blender.
6. Pulse until sauce reaches your desired consistency.
7. Add Basil and Oregano essential oil and stir. 

Tips:

Enjoy with spaghetti squash and chicken meatballs for a delicious and healthy meal.

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