Video/Recipe: The No Tomato Sauce (Paleo, AIP, SCD/GAPS)

not tomato sauce, no tomato sauce, tomato sauce


  • 2 1/2 cups carrots well steamed
  • 1/3 cup beets steamed or roasted
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion (1 medium sized onion) sauteed in olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic sauteed in olive oil briefly just to bring up the flavor
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (more or less to taste) (where to get sea salt)
  • 1 teaspoon basil (more or less to taste)
  • Other spices you like in your sauce like oregano
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)


  • Steam the carrots and beets until tender (or roast)
  • Brown the onions and briefly at the end, the garlic with olive oil
  • In a blender mix the carrots, onions, garlic and water (and lemon juice if you are using it)
  • Add the beets carefully as you do not want too much, just enough to have the rich red color of tomato sauce
  • Blend until it is very smooth
  • Add the spices and blend
  • Taste and add more spices if need be, or beets for color (small amounts at a time)
  • Refrigerate
  • This recipe tastes better after one day
  • Make a double batch and freeze some for later use