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Nightshade Free Nomato Sauce

Serving size: 10

Prep Time: 20

Cook time: 45

FREE OF: gluten, dairy, tomato, coconut, seeds, fish, soy, cauliflower, nut, nightshades


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 large onion diced

  • 10 cloves garlic

  • 2 cups carrots diced

  • 2 cups celery diced

  • 2 cups butternut squash diced

  • 2 beets peeled and diced

  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning

  • 2 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 Tbsp salt

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

  • 5 cups water


  1. Add olive oil in a large pot over high heat

  2. Add onion, celery, carrots, garlic, and seasoning

  3. Cook until onions start to turn translucent

  4. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil

  5. Reduce to soft boil and cook for 35-40 minutes or until carrots are tender

  6. If you have an immersion blender, you can blend till it reaches the desired consistency. If you have a standard blender, wait until it cools then carefully add to blender and blend

  7. Use for a recipe or store for later!


Story Behind the Recipe

One of Allergy Girl's biggest struggle in the food world is tomato sauce! Can't have tomatoes, dairy, apples, or coconut. Most "Nomato" sauces have either apple cider vinegar and/or coconut, and any other sauce alternatives have some kind of dairy. Nightshade didn't become the main objective till it became apparent that many followers were on the edge of their seat for a nightshade free sauce.

Well here it is folks! If there's something in the ingredients that you still can't have, feel free to reach out to find out what a good alternative ingredient would be. This is for you as much as it is for Allergy Girl & The Chef. There's always some kind of easy alternative for almost all recipes, so that offer always stands.

Now this may not be a quick recipe (sound crickets), but it makes a large quantity and you're always free to double it and you'll have a jar or multiple jars for a later date. If you know how to can, then you're really set. Here's a lesson on how if you want to learn:

Beginners Guide to Canning

Some facts to know about this sauce... It's more pink than red. If you put it on pasta or really anything light colored, it will turn it a bright pink and it is obvious that it's not really tomato sauce. The taste however is not much different from tomato sauce and is well worth the effort. If you're really trying to make an effort to trick someone into thinking its real tomato sauce (you know those stubborn people who refuse to eat what you eat and won't ever cook what you can have either just because they "know it won't taste the same", it's too healthy", and they "don't know how to cook" for you), you could try adding some red food coloring (natural or otherwise), but it hasn't been tested so there's not guarantee it will stop any pink coloring.

Be sure to rate this recipe (the Star in a box on the side of this screen)! We would love to hear how you liked it and how you used it. Enjoy!

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