This super quick and simple marinara is my favorite go-to recipe when I need to whip up a quick sauce. This yummy sauce uses pantry staples that you probably have on hand now. Great for pasta, pizza, rice, as a dipping sauce etc…Enjoy!

Quick Simple Marinara Sauce
Servings: 2 people
Ingredients
  • 1 can Unsalted Organic Diced Tomatoes (about 15oz)
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic (chopped)
  • 1 TBSP Yellow Onion (chopped)
  • 2 tsp Agave Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 medium Bay Leaf
  • 4 Fresh Basil leaves
  • 1 TBSP Fresh Cilantro
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat.

  2. Add garlic and onions and heat until the garlic becomes fragrant and just starts to sizzle, and the onion is translucent.

  3. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir and reduce heat to low.

  4. Cover and let simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring often and adding water if necessary.

  5. Remove from heat, remove bay leaf and let it cool for a few minutes.

  6. Pour all in a food processor and mix until you get the desired consistency.

  7. This sauce can be kept 1 week in the fridge, after which you can freeze it.

You surely know tahini, this paste made from ground sesame seeds. It is a fundamental ingredient of Middle Eastern cuisine, and of Lebanon in particular, where it is used especially in the preparation of hummus or halva. It is mixed with water and/or lemon juice to make a sauce traditionally served with falafel, meat or fish, and which goes wonderfully well with vegetables. It is both rich and light, and its delicate taste gives dishes a savory boost. I particularly like it with falafels (duh!), raw carrots and broccolis and of course in a salad. Feel free to adapt this recipe to your own taste and…yepa!

Goddess Tahini Dressing
Course: Main Course, Salad, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 TBSP Tahini Paste
  • 2 TBSP Lemon Juice
  • 2 TBSP Water (adjust quantity as needed)
  • 1/2 clove Garlic (crushed)
  • 1 TBSP Cilantro (chopped)
  • Salt (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Mix Tahini paste with water and stir well

  2. Add lemon juice, garlic, cilantro and salt to taste.

  3. Serve chilled or at room temperature.