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Fresh Tomato Marinara with Basil

Fresh tomato marinara is a whole food recipe that never goes out of style. Deeply flavorful, stupid easy, and incredibly versatile, it's a recipe that every real food chef should master. 
Course Sauce
Cuisine Gluten Free, Italian, Paleo, Vegetarian, Whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 90kcal
Author Danielle

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter or ghee for paleo or Whole30
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 lb fresh tomatoes diced to 1/2"
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh oregano
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil julienned

Instructions

  • Tie the herbs together with a piece of cotton kitchen twine. Core and dice the tomatoes. Dice the tomatoes in batches and occasionally sweep into a bowl to capture both the tomatoes and their juices. 
  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat. Add the butter to the pan and heat until it melts. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant and starting to lightly brown, 1-2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, balsamic, thyme and oregano bundle, salt, and pepper. 
  • Increase heat to high and bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce to medium/medium-high and maintain a brisk simmer. Cook, stirring frequently, until the liquid evaporates and the tomatoes fall apart, 20 minutes. The marinara will be very thick with the consistency of stew. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in fresh basil.

Notes

This recipe easily doubles and can be stored in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
Make it Paleo or Whole 30:  Sub butter for ghee. 

Nutrition

Calories: 90kcal