Spaghetti with marinara sauce is a traditional Italian dish turned American classic. Marinara is one of the world’s greatest sauces. It complements a variety of foods, from pasta to pizza and flatbread, and makes a delicious dipping sauce for cheese sticks, onion rings, and more.
Marinara is one of the simplest red sauces. It consists of very few ingredients — just olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, herbs, and sometimes onions. This basic recipe is a great cornerstone to build on. Let your creativity turn it into another sauce or embellish with a variety of herbs and spices.
The carrot in this recipe adds a sweetness and cuts through the acidity of the tomatoes, while the Nut and Seed Parmesan makes a yummy topping. You can also add in vegetables or faux meat crumbles to the mix for a heartier meal.
The vegan parmesan in this recipe makes a wonderful topping for salads and other dishes. It adds a bit of crunch and a nutty flavor to many foods.
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 Spanish onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves, or 1 tablespoon dried
1/2 medium carrot, finely grated
Basil, chiffonade for garnish
1/3 cup raw cashews
1 small garlic clove
2 tablespoons hulled hemp seeds
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Fine grain sea salt, to taste
1 tablespoon salt