Go Back
+ servings
Three Plant-Based, Vegan Sauces

Raw Tomato Sauce

This unique twist to tomato sauce will have people scrounging to use it on other recipes.

Course Sauce
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Yield 2 cups
Calories 548 kcal
Author Mary Papoulias-Platis


  • 1/3 cup soaked sun-dried tomatoes reserve the water
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon chile flakes
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • reserved tomato water or plain water
  • 1 1/2 cups red bell peppers chopped
  • 1 cup fresh tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup apple chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil torn into pieces


  1. In a blender, add the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, chile flakes, olive oil, and water or reserved water and blend until smooth. Add the bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, apples, and blend until smooth.

  2. Season with salt and pepper. Add the basil and gently pulse a few times.