Overview

Raw tomato sauce - just like Grandma used to make -- only without the simmering! 1 food processor + 5 minutes = done.
  • Prep Time

    4 min
  • Total Time

    4 min
  • Suggested Servings

    2 servings
  • Shelf Life

    3 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Place all raw tomato sauce recipe ingredients into food processor.
  • 2. Pulse briefly to incorporate all tomato sauce ingredients. (Do not over-process, it's nice to leave this raw recipe a bit chunky.)
  • 3. Serve.
  • 4. Store leftover raw tomato sauce in the fridge.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

I love using this raw tomato sauce recipe as a raw pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce and more! Serve as a raw spaghetti sauce over raw zucchini noodles, chopped cabbage as noodles or raw kelp noodles. This raw tomato sauce recipe can also be used as a raw pizza sauce on top of a raw pizza crust.

This recipe keeps well in the fridge for up to three days.

The sun-dried tomatoes will make or break this recipe. They need to be chopped a bit and soaked in oil to soften them. (I generally always store my sun-dried tomato slices in extra virgin olive oil in a jar in the fridge. It's easiest if they are chopped before soaking in oil, too.)

This is a small batch. However, the flavour of this raw tomato sauce recipe is so strong (thanks to the sundried tomatoes) that a little sauce goes a long way.

 

Nutrition Overview

B+grade
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, and Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is low in Fat, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Iron, and Vitamin C.

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I made this tonight, on top of zucchini "pasta"....AMAZING! Can't wait to have it again for lunch tomorrow! Thanks bunches for this great, easy recipe!

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If I wanted to make this sauce thinner, could I just add water? Or should I add regular tomatoes? What do you think would work best?

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Hi Morgan, for a thinner sauce I would add more fresh tomatoes :)

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Over the top tasty. So so yummy. Loving it!!!

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So glad you enjoyed the tomato sauce, Ccsing :) Did you serve it with anything interesting?

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Wow. this was so tasty and easy. Had it with courgette spaghetti. My very first raw meal. Very impressed. I didn't have a food processor, so I used a blender. Thanks for the recipe

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I'm glad you enjoyed! :)

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Delicious.. Son loved it!!

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Hi Janice! So glad your son enjoyed this one. What did you serve it with?

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Thank you Laura Jane! Another simply delicious recipe, so excited to use it on my pizza tomorrow!

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Glad you like it, VeJenn! :)

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I would like to try this recipe with zuchini noodles but I haven't had much luck in the past with this type of noodle. The zuchinis are too hard to eat. When I dehydrate them a bit, they get all mooshy. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!

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Hi Sarah!

You don't need to dehydrate them!!! You just need to spiralize (http://tinyurl.com/bzrgrau) and eat right away!

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one word- DELICIOUS!

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Thanks, Brittany! :)

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Hi! Love your site it's really helpful. How long should I soak the tomatoes in olive oil? Thanks

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Hi Tara,

3 days should do it!

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I absolutely love your recipes! Thank you so much for helping people learn how to eat a raw, healthy diet. I have 2 different auto-immune diseases and I know my body will react much more kindly to healthy raw food! I'm tired of being sick and tired ;)First up is your raw tomato sauce then your delicious sounding cauli popcorn. Thanks again! Jen

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Jen, congrats for trying raw, and I do hope that your health improves. It must be tough.

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I made a double batch of this, minus the oil. I also used a few extra dried tomatoes. It came out very thick, very tasty. I dry my own tomato and just soak in water before use.

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Hi WestOz, so glad you enjoyed the sauce. It's pretty easy, isn't it? Jealous that you have your own tomatoes. From your own garden?

I want to do better with my garden this coming spring--especially tomatoes!

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Delicious but was wondering if it freezes well

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Hi J, I have never frozen it

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I made this pizza tomato sauce and it is amazing !! I highly recommend everyone to try this. The sauce is to die for

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<3 Sheila

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Just made it and am about to enjoy it over a bowl of zucchini 'pasta'. Tastes amazing!!!! My sundried tomatoes were not pre-soaked but I just let them sit for a bit in the basil-flavored olive oil I was using as my oil for the recipe. I also used fresh basil and just a bit more fresh tomato and garlic.

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Yum Katia - you are making me hungry :)

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Amazing!! and so simple, I'm sure even the most staunch of my "junk food buddies" could appreciate this sauce... Just what I needed tonight

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So glad you enjoyed, Esther! And good for you for considering your junk food buddies. I am working on my own junk food buddies. We'll get them converted to our side one day. Maybe! :)

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If I wanted to make this sauce thinner, could I just add water? Or should I add regular tomatoes? What do you think would work best?

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Hi Morgan, for a thinner sauce I would add more fresh tomatoes :)

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I made this tonight, on top of zucchini "pasta"....AMAZING! Can't wait to have it again for lunch tomorrow! Thanks bunches for this great, easy recipe!

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Hi Andy, great combo. I love serving zucc noodles, this tomato sauce and my raw meatball recipe (nuts and celery and spices, dehydrated). SOO GOOD. Yah!

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For my pizza, I added 2 Medjool dates and it was a delight! Thanks!

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My pleasure, Marie-Frederique! Nice idea.

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how many people would this batch feed

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Hi Tammy, this would be good for 1 large serving or two smallish portions.

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Just made this for my dinner - it was gorgeous. I had it with courgette (zucchini) strips (I haven't got a spiralizer yet - it's on order though) topped with nutritional yeast flakes and an avocado. I also added some red bell pepper to the sauce. Totally scrummy, thanks Laura-Jane.

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Sarah, I love, love, love my spiralizer. It seems like I don't use it enough, mainly for zucchini but I could eat zucchini with this tomato sauce every day. I bought mine on Amazon.

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I bought mine on Amazon too, Lately, I have also been enjoying spiralized daikon radish (a huge long radish that looks kind of like squash)  and including it in some of my salads for extra flair. I usually spiralize the whole thing, and then keep the spiralized "noodley" things in the fridge, and they last all week.

I do love how easy spiralizers are to clean.

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Hi Sarah, so glad you enjoyed this one. I am excited for the arrival of your spiralizer. It makes recipes like this one that much more presentable and fun to make too. :)

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Hi, Laura. I'm planning to start raw and have been 'stalking' your site to learn some recipes :) It's very helpful for a rookie like me. Your recipes are so simple and easy to prepare. Anyway, one question, can I subs sun-dried tomato with the fresh one?

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OMG, I made this for the first time this evening and it was fantastic! Very easy to prepare, I absolutely love it!

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Hi Shelly, I am glad you enjoyed it! It's in my regular rotation and it sure is quick to whip up. Like, 5 minutes! xox

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That is awesome! So delicious. Thank you!

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Hi Ines, glad this recipe worked out well for you :)

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oh my goodness,this is JOY!! the flavour is unbelievable, makes me wonder why I ever bought pasta sauce from the supermarket :-)

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It's a flavor explosion, isn't it Mel! I just love this one too. I've made a lot of other attempts, and this has been by far the best. And zestiest!

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I haven't tried this one but love your tomato soup one and look forward to trying this one! I was doing a 14-day juice cleanse and made some raw soups also so I am definitely leaning towards probably a 50% raw diet and 50%fish for now. i lost 12 pounds on my cleanse and am clear that this is my natural weight, thanks for your dope recipes! Oh one question - can something replace cashews in your recipes, alot of them have cashews in it and I hear we shouldn't get too comfy with cashews all the time in our diet. please share your thoughts...

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Hi Akua, in general I recommend *not* substituting as that tends to not go so well as a general rule. However, what you could do is look for soup recipes that call for avocado instead of cashews. In raw soups, the cashews perform the "creamy" function, which avocados also do ver very well. If you google, say, "raw celery soup" + "avocado" you will probably get some nice recipes that use avocado as creamy ingredient. Hope this helps! glad to have you here :)

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Hi!
I was just wondering how much weight you lost by going raw?
How long did it take for you to see a measurable difference?
Do you have a set menu that you do every week or do you change it up ?
Thanks
Annie

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Hi Annie, I lost approx 25-30 lbs when going raw. I definitely saw a noticeable difference after the first three weeks. I do not have a set menu every week - I tend to eat the same thing for a few days, then I move on to something else until I get tired of it

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This sounds delicious! Can you soak the sun-dried tomatoes in water instead of oil to soften them?

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Hi Savannah, if you soak in water you may want to add some extra oil to the recipe to make up for it, and make sure not much excess water (if any) gets into the recipe

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Can you freeze this? I would like to make alot ahead of time but don't know how I would store it.

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I have never freezed this. To be honest, I wouldn't freeze a big batch because I am having a feeling that it wouldn't freeze very well - like, it would separate a bit. You could try with a small amount and see how it goes. Sorry, not overly helpful but honest :)

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I would also like to know the answer to this! Or how long it keeps in the fridge. :)

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Keeps really well in the fridge (3-4 days). Just give a stir before serving, And you might want to take chill off by placing in dehydrator first (just to warm it up a bit)

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How would you rewarm sauces, without a dehydrator? I am in the beginning stages of going raw, and don't have a dehydrator.

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Hi Andrea, you can just let sit at room temp for an hour or so - that'll take the chill off. Also, if you aren't using much sauce it's not really a big deal for temperature. I don't normally heat mine up in a dehydrator even though I own one

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Hi, and thank you for that response. I did try this recipe and enjoyed it, thank you. I did have a question though about the sundried tomatoes. I did as you said and soaked them for more than six hours in olive oil, and they were still hard as rocks. Is there a particular brand I should be using? I also chopped them up before soaking them, and used a food processor for this.

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Hi Andrea, you can buy presoaked, it is easier

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Thanks for the delicious recipe. I really enjoyed it. I just started eating raw & this has lots of flavor. Thanks

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My pleasure Maggie. Thanks for letting me know that you enjoyed it :)

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Hi, and thank you so much for this recipe that looks so yummy. I have one question. How long do you recommend that the dried tomatoes be soaked in the olive oil?

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Hi Christen, most of the tomatoes I've been using have been soaking for ages. But I think if you soak for at least 6 hours you should be good.

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Ideally they would be soaked longer though - like days

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