Nomato Sauce

No ‘matoes? No problem! You can still have a beautiful, rich and bold flavored sauce that will give you the sensation of a beautiful tomato inspired base.

Let me just say that I wouldn’t normally spend the time to make my own tomato sauce since there are so many great brands out there these days.  However, tomatoes make me incredibly itchy so I just stay away from them.

I have been exploring a lot of different recipes for Nomato sauces and what I have been finding is that so many can be lacking flavor.  I decided to take on this personal challenge to create a Nomato sauce that will tickle your taste buds and make you want to watch a marathon of Real Housewives of New Jersey.


  • 6 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1 10oz container of mushrooms
  • IMG_8540

    2 containers of Trader Joe’s Mirepoix Mix (celery,carrots, onions)


    2 packages of Trader Joe’s Steamed and peeled baby beets.


  • 2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons of dried oregano
  • 2 handfuls of parsley
  • 4 teaspoons of basil
  • sea salt to taste
  • 8 oz of organic vegetable stock (no tomato)
  • 1/2 cup of red wine



Place all of your ingredients into your pressure cooker or crock pot.  If your are using a pressure cooker, set your setting for Slow Cook and set for 2 hours.  If you are using a crock pot set for 4 hours.



Once it is done, let it cool.  Then, contents in a blender and blend until smooth.  You can then use however you would like.  I cooked a bunch of zucchini noodles with it and it was absolutely delicious.


This entry was posted in A Schmear, Dinner, Lunch and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s