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Faux-mato Sauce (AIP)

This faux-mato sauce takes a base of beets and carrots and brings in capers to round out the umami normally found in tomatoes.  

How To Make AIP Faux-mato Sauce - Real Plans

Why make faux-mato sauce when you can have the real thing?

When transitioning to the AIP diet , Italian recipes can often be hard to replicate without nightshades. Nightshades include a variety of common ingredients that are popular in Italian cooking, like tomatoes, bell peppers, and eggplant.

This faux-mato sauce takes a base of beets and carrots and brings in capers to round out the umami normally found in tomatoes.

It’s the perfect swap for the tomato sauce in traditional  lasagna . Try it with spaghetti squash or spooned over  a bed of zoodles .

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Faux-mato Sauce (AIP)

  • 15m
  • 30m
  • 45m

Ingredients

  • 1 small red beet
  • 1 onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 carrots
  • 1/4 c fresh basil
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 c chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tsp. capers

Instructions

  1. Peel beet and chop into one inch chunks. In a small saucepan, boil beet chunks for 10 minutes, or until just tender enough to push a fork all the way through. Strain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, peel and dice the onion, garlic, carrots and basil.
  3. Saute bacon in large skillet over low-medium heat until cooked through. Transfer bacon to a plate and reserve bacon grease in the pan. Crumble when cooled.
  4. To hot grease, add diced onion and saute for 5 minutes.
  5. Add garlic and saute another 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add cooked beets, and carrots to the onion and garlic. Saute 5 minutes then add the crumbled bacon back to the pan.
  7. Add chicken stock, salt and oregano. Simmer 10 minutes, partially covered.
  8. Juice the lemon. Pour entire mixture plus lemon juice and capers into food processor. Pulse until smooth and color is red throughout.
  9. Remove the veggie mixture from the food processor.
  10. Add the chopped basil.
  11. Serve.

Nutrition

  • 4
  • 1
  • 138
  • 4g
  • 11g
  • 2g
  • 8g
  • 2g
  • 14mg
  • 5g
  • 1150mg

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