I’ve been making this recipe for years, it’s perfect when you want a light sauce that pairs well with a thick or stuffed pasta (ravioli, gnocchi, bucatini, etc). It’s vegan, gluten-free, and packed with lots of veggies and good nutrients (lycopene, vitamin K). And even though it doesn’t have many ingredient, it is packed with flavor! Seriously, the basil, garlic, and while wine take care of that.
For the wine, we had a white Bordeaux on hand, but you can use anything that you would also drink (so you can have a glass while cooking, obviously).
The Best 5-Ingredient Tomato Sauce!
Cooking time: 30 minutes
1 28 oz can organic diced tomatoes
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup fresh basil
1/4 cup white wine
1 1/2 cup fresh spinach
(Olive oil for sautéing)
(Salt to taste)
Finely chop the garlic, and julienne the basil. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, begin by sautéing the garlic over low heat. Once it gets lightly brown, add in the spinach and sauté for 3 minutes until the leaves are wilted slightly.
Add the can of tomatoes, juice and all. Also add the white wine and the basil. Stir until all ingredients are mixed and simmer in low for 25 minutes!
One little trick I did was about 15 minutes in to cooking. I added half of the tomatoes into my Vitamix and blended the tomatoes for a bit to give it a smoother texture. Then added it back to the pan!