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Low Sodium Tomato Sauce Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This low sodium tomato sauce is SO easy to make! A simple mouthwatering sauce bursting with flavor, perfect to pour over spaghetti pasta, dip mozzarella sticks into, or use as a simple pizza sauce. The possibilities are endless with this easy no salt added marinara sauce.

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Ok now THIS is an exciting recipe!  Its my go-to “signature” marinara sauce that I’ve been making for years.  Perfect when you want a light sauce that pairs well with a thick or stuffed pasta (ravioli, gnocchi, bucatini, etc), and bold and flavorful enough to take on a cappellini or spaghetti.    It’s vegan, gluten-free, and packed with lots of veggies and good nutrients (you can read all about the health benefits of tomatoes here!).  And even though it doesn’t have many ingredients, this sauce is absolutely bursting with flavor!  Seriously… the basil, garlic, and while wine take care of that.

This Low Sodium Tomato Sauce Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Garlicky
  • Simple
  • Versatile
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and SO good!

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What Kind of Tomatoes Should I Use?

There is one major secret of this sauce, and I’m not kidding around: Real San Marzano Tomatoes.  They are grown in a very select region of Italy and have to be imported.  Yes, they are a little more expensive but man are they worth it.  You can cut corners on anything else in this recipe but believe me the San Marzano tomatoes make ALL the difference.  With only 5 ingredients, the tomatoes are the star so I like to cook with the best!

There are so many different cuts of tomato as well: whole, crushed, diced, petite diced, stewed, etc.  I recommend whole canned tomatoes which are canned in a tomato sauce with basil leaf.  Most San Marzanos are sold this way in in the store or online. And then crush them by hand right before cooking.

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I also love the sweet and complex flavor of a white wine in this sauce. And OK fine, I also like to have a glass while cooking it, its like an extra incentive to making this.  I like a sweeter wine like Pinot grigio but if you have anything else in hand it will do!   Just use anything that you would also drink (so you also can have a glass while cooking, #TreatYoSelf).

What’s In This Low Sodium Marinara Sauce Recipe?

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If you’re adding a little pepper, I’d recommend…

I sometimes add in mushrooms or fresh spinach to the sauce to pack some extra veggies in there. But most of the time its just the simple ingredients, and an insane sauce-to-noodle ratio where I’m eating mostly sauce to go with a little bit of pasta.

 

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How Do I Make This Vegan Low Sodium Spaghetti Sauce?

1. Finely chop the garlic, and julienne the basil. Set aside.
2. In a large saucepan, begin by sautéing the garlic over low heat. Once it gets lightly brown and sauté for 3 minutes until the leaves are wilted slightly.
3. Add the can of tomatoes, juice and all.  Also add the white wine and the basil. Stir until all ingredients are mixed and simmer in low for 25 minutes!
4. One little trick I did was about 15 minutes in to cooking. I added half of the tomatoes into my Vitamix and blended the tomatoes for a bit to give it a smoother texture. Then added it back to the pan!

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What Do I Serve with This Low Sodium Marinara Sauce Recipe?

Get the Same Ingredients I Use For My No Salt Added Tomato Sauce!

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Low Sodium Tomato Sauce (Vegan, GF)

The Herbeevore
My signature low sodium tomato sauce recipe is healthy, bright, fresh, and loaded with flavor (without the salt)! This dish features San Marzano tomatoes, white wine, garlic, and olive oil for a simple and fresh burst of flavor in any dish.
5 from 4 votes
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Condiment, Dinner, Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 90 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 (28 ounce cans) San Marzano tomatoes no salt added
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 1 cups White Wine
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil julienned

Instructions
 

  • Finely chop the garlic, and julienne the basil. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, begin by sautéing the olive oil and garlic over low heat until the garlic gets slightly brown.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, juice and all.  Stir and add the white wine and the basil. Stir until all ingredients are mixed and simmer in low for 25 minutes!
  • Serve over pasta, garlic bread, as a dip for mozzarella sticks, or use as pizza sauce... the possibilities are endless!

Notes

Low Sodium Recipes
Consult with your doctor or a medical professional to decide how much sodium is right for you. And always check the labels on your food before cooking!  Just because something is labeled as "low sodium" does not always mean that it fits in with your dietary needs. 

Nutrition

Calories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
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