Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Quinoa

Printed from healthyfamilycookin.blogspot.com

*Makes about 3 cups or the equivalent of 1 28-oz. jar spaghetti sauce


1 Quart crushed tomatoes or 2 16-oz. cans crushed or diced tomatoes

1 large clove garlic, minced

3/4 tsp. dried oregano

3/4 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 8-oz. can tomato sauce (or use the ingredients from dried tomato powder)

1/4 cup red quinoa, uncooked


In a blender, place the crushed (or diced) tomatoes, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried basil, sugar, salt, and black pepper and blend until smooth. Place blended sauce into a large saucepan and add the tomato sauce and red quinoa. Heat to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until quinoa is cooked. You can tell when the quinoa is cooked because it displays a little white thread that curls around it. Serve over hot pasta or in a recipe that requires a 28-oz. jar of spaghetti sauce.

*Recipe Source: healthyfamilycookin.blogspot.com