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This recipe makes a big batch of No-Tomato Sauce, so you will have it on hand when you need it! I like to use some right away, and freeze some for next time. Do you know No-Tomato Sauce? It’s that gorgeous and crazy-delicious, tangy-sweet-savory “tomato sauce” without the tomatoes! Yes, it’s nightshade-free! That means … if you get symptoms of inflammation from eating tomatoes, you will now have a sauce to call your own.
The ingredients in this recipe are SO healthful and provide great fiber. Don’t you love that? — when a recipe that’s delicious is also health-giving?! This one is: Full of fresh ginger, tangy citrus, ever-good garlic and nutrient-dense herbs, you’ll be amazed how all of these ingredients come together — with beets, carrots and onions — to taste remarkably like the real thing, and possibly better.
This recipe is for my own use, as well as yours. I make it in my Instant Pot because it’s SO easy. (Find the Instant Pot here.) I simply put the veggies in … unpeeled! And when they’re done, after a short cooking time, the peel rubs right off of the beets. The onions’ skins just fall off. There’s almost no work or prep in this recipe.
Paleo, AIP, GAPS
Whichever of these healing diets you’re on, this recipe is for you! AIP, (the Autoimmune Protocol diet), always excludes nightshades, and helps many to find relief as a result. While tomatoes are allowed on the GAPS Diet, I (and many others) found healing from arthritic symptoms when I eliminated tomatoes. Paleo, same thing: we’ve got to eliminate the foods that help our bodies to heal. If you’ve experimented, observed — and found — that tomatoes cause you aches and pains, here’s a sauce that triumphantly takes the place of an old favorite.
If you can’t have lemon or lime juice, I also offer a fruit/citrus-free alternative in the recipe below.
Use the Sauce
Use the sauce! 🙂 It can be used anywhere and everywhere you’d use tomato sauce, and I even like it cold — because it’s so zesty and good! Top zoodles, make a casserole, use it in soup … Make this big batch, and freeze some for next time.
Need the stovetop directions instead? Find them here.
Do you love your Instant Pot? Here’s the one I have.