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Easy Marinara Sauce

Total time 20 mins
Yield Makes 1 cup (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (14 1/2-oz.) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition Information

  • calories 89
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 5 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 1.2 g
  • carbohydrate 6.9 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 179 mg
  • calcium 24 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sauté minced garlic in hot olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat 1 minute. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in diced tomatoes and lemon juice; reduce heat to low, and cook 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Mash tomatoes with a potato masher until tomatoes are crushed. Stir in chopped fresh basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Note: Nutritional analysis does not include salt and pepper to taste.