If you don’t eat enough vegetables, if your kids don’t eat enough vegetables, if you have no idea what to do with vegetables, I have a solution for you! Pull out your blender and set your timer for five minutes. This is how long it will take you to make a nutrient-rich and vitamin-dense healthy pasta sauce.
Last night, I spent exactly ten minutes preparing dinner for the family of five. I also spent 45 minutes cleaning up after the babies, but it’s a different story.
This recipe yields a lot, so after feeding quinoa pasta, topped with this sauce and a bit of parmesan cheese to my family (including the babies, who ended up being covered in this wonderful sauce head to toe, because they loved it so much) I froze the rest of the sauce. Right now, I have enough stored for at least two more family meals!
If you don’t have some ingredients, try to substitute them for the similar ones.
Example: kale-arugula, carrots-butternut squash, zucchinis-broccoli. Tomatoes, garlic and basil are mandatory. Pesto sauce can work instead of the sundried tomato jar.
So, pasta sauce:
3 kale leaves (stalks discarded)
4 medium tomatoes
1/2 medium onion
5 garlic cloves
7 basil leaves
1 small jar sundried tomatoes in oil
1/2 – 3/4 cup olive oil
sea salt, paprika to taste
Blend everything together until smooth. Add water, if you want the sauce more liquid in consistency.