vegan pasta sauce

Vegetable-loaded tomato-based pasta sauce for vegans.

recipe by: martyriv

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 2 tablespoons basil, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oregano, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 20 ripe tomatoes – peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1/2 cup red wine, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions

  1. Mix celery, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, carrot, basil, oregano, thyme, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl until the vegetables are evenly coated in seasonings.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until onion is soft and garlic is light golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Add vegetable mixture to the skillet; cook and stir until hot, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
  3. Combine tomatoes and 1/4 cup red wine in a large pot over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to soften, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Pour tomato mixture into a blender with remaining 1/4 cup red wine and cornstarch to no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth.
  5. Return blended tomatoes to pot over medium-low heat. Stir vegetable mixture through tomato sauce; bring to a simmer and cook until thick, about 1 hour.
  • Prep: 35 m
  • Cook: 1 h 20 m
  • Ready In: 1 h 55 m

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