This low-FODMAP, vegan, and gluten-free olive tomato sauce comes together in minutes with fresh tomatoes from your garden or the local farmers’ market.I don’t know about you, but I think store-bought low-FODMAP tomato sauce is just too expensive.
Maybe there are less expensive brands overseas? The brand of onion- and garlic-free tomato sauce I tried here in the U.S. was fine but not life-changing–and I’d expect life changing or at least pretty darn good out of a $10.00 jar of tomato sauce.
This easy, homemade low-FODMAP tomato sauce is just as good and not significantly harder than opening a jar. Step 1: Chop tomatoes and olives. Step 2: Mix with all other ingredients. Step 3: There is no step 3. You’re done.
It makes eight cups of sauce, or three to four jars’ worth. I froze the jars I didn’t use right away. (REVISED: Don’t freeze your sauce!!!! Bad idea. If you can’t eat it all, make a smaller batch)Is this sauce life-changing? This is terrible marketing, but I’m gonna say nah–it’s just good. Good for a quick and easy dinner where you just want to eat some pasta and move on with your life.
I’m all in favor taking time to cook a fancy meal for yourself and enjoying it–once in a while. But for the majority of my meals, I really just need to eat and then get back to grading or run off to swing dance or whatever else I’m doing. And having a meal you can just throw together quickly is hard in the elimination phase of the low-FODMAP diet.
Earlier this week I tossed this sauce with some gf rotini pasta, as well as some sauteed sausage, and topped it with Parmesan. Microwaved some frozen broccoli on the side. The sausage, unfortunately, was not strictly low-FODMAP, but if you’re in the elimination phase, you could also do plain ground turkey or beef or make your own sausage–this recipe is also really quick and simple!
- 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
- 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
- 1 Tbsp. garlic-infused oil
- 3-4 large fresh tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- Salt to taste
- 3/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
- Chop tomatoes and olives. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Heat and serve right away, or refrigerate until serving time.