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One-minute pizza sauce

July 26, 2010

Stop right there! I see you reaching for that can of prepared pizza sauce on the grocery store shelf. You’ve already got a ball of frozen dough and a block of vegan mozzarella in your cart, and that sauce would complete the trifecta. But don’t! For a mere minute of your time, you can have homemade pizza sauce that’s ten times better than the jarred kind, and for only pennies per serving. Just pick up a couple cans of tomato products instead, and raid your spice cabinet when you get home. Like my perfect marinara, this is a great quick-to-make sauce to have in your repertoire.

14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp fennel seed
1/2 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)

In a blender or food processor, combine all sauce ingredients.

Purée until smooth. That’s it!

Use immediately, or transfer to a small container and refrigerate for up to a week, or freeze for up to 2 months. I find that it’s more than enough for one large, generously sauced pizza. I made one for me and Matt using a 7-grain crust from Whole Foods and a bevy of fresh veggies—onions, bell peppers, garlic, and shredded zucchini on my portion (the bottom right quarter), and mushrooms and Boca grounds on the rest for Matt.

I’m not a fan of cheese, real or vegan, so I would have preferred to leave it cheeseless, but I added some rice mozzarella per Matt’s request. I regret that this picture of my piece turned out shadowy, but I think its deliciousness is still quite apparent. The sweet, herby sauce is what made this pizza!

Yield: 5 servings.
Per serving (heaping 1/3 cup): 40 calories, 1g fat (trace sat), 6.6g carbs, 1g fiber, 1.3g protein.

If you like this, you might also like…
Spaghetti & vegan meatballs
Perfect marinara sauce
Vegan pepperoni pizza

16 Comments leave one →
  1. fitandfortysomething permalink
    July 26, 2010 12:42 pm

    oh what a fabulous pizza and or spaghetti sauce amber! thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      July 27, 2010 10:42 am

      You’re right, I bet it’d be good on pasta too!

  2. July 26, 2010 1:39 pm

    The pizza sounds lovely along with that quick marinara. Great job!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      July 27, 2010 10:43 am

      Thanks Noelle :] Hey, lemme know when you get your coupon in the mail!

  3. July 26, 2010 2:13 pm

    Yum! It looks so good and super easy! I’ll have to try that next time we make our homemade pizza!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      July 27, 2010 10:43 am

      Let me know if you do! 😀

  4. Mike permalink
    July 26, 2010 5:56 pm

    This is what I want for my birthday (June 1st)… even if it’s almost vegan.

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      July 27, 2010 10:44 am

      Haha, you got it, Mike. Just remind me again in about 10 months, k?

  5. July 26, 2010 10:11 pm

    Somehow, I think it was the gorgeous cook who *made* the pizza, in both senses of the word 😀

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      July 27, 2010 10:45 am

      Oh, you! ::blush::grin::

  6. July 27, 2010 9:17 am

    Looks almost exactly like the recipe in my Magic Bullet recipe book! Yum!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      July 27, 2010 10:47 am

      Ah, I almost had a Magic Bullet…but then I got my Vitamix! So I returned the Bullet to BB&B =/

  7. Sarah W permalink
    July 27, 2010 9:24 am

    I’m totally trying that one! I love home made pizza!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      July 27, 2010 10:47 am

      Thanks Sarah! Let me know what you think of it.

  8. Jason permalink
    July 27, 2010 3:48 pm

    looks so great!! i’m going to have to try it. i’m also going to have to read
    your blog more, since i’m trying to transfer to vegan, but failing miserably,

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      July 28, 2010 9:27 am

      YES! I want to veganize your life! We need to get together soon and discuss this 😀

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