Not eating tomatoes can be really difficult. Tomatoes are definitely not a low amine food. I miss them something terrible, but found a recipe (which I then tweaked almost beyond recognition) which made for a fantastic tomato sauce replacement / marinara substitute.
I tried this low-amine no-tomato marinara on pasta and on pizza and it worked well as a tomato-free pasta sauce, but not as well as a pizza sauce. Beets tend to get bitter when you overcook them, so cooking on the stovetop and then in the oven as a tomato-free pizza sauce just didn’t hit the mark.
3 C onion, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 onion)
1/4 C chopped garlic, finely chopped (about 10 large cloves)
1/4 C safflower oil
4 tsp ascorbic acid
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar substitute
2 C beets (about 1 1/2 large beets)
2 1/2 C organic pumpkin puree (about 1 1/2 cans (15oz), or substitute with about 2 small sweet potatoes, baked)
2 1/2 C vegetable broth
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 C dried parsley
1/4 C dried basil
1/4 C Italian seasoning
1 Tbsp thyme
1 tsp marjoram
2 Tbsp oregano
1 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- Wash and trim beets, cut into quarters, and boil until just tender.
- Saute onion and garlic in oil until translucent. Add pumpkin puree.
- Drain beets and chop finely. Add to pumpkin and onion mixture.
- Add vegetable broth. Combine all ingredients in a high-walled pot and use an immersion blender to puree.
- Add all remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Bring mixture to a medium temperature slowly, stirring often. Remove from heat and cover with lid. Allow to rest for five minutes.
- Adjust seasonings as necessary.
- Reheat gently and as little as possible to maintain flavor.
- Serve over pasta or vegetables (or both) of choice. I prefer to roast my chopped vegetables (1 zucchini, 1 yellow squash, 8 quartered brussels sprouts, 2 small carrots) in a little oil (1 Tbsp), Italian seasoning (1 Tbsp), salt (to taste), and balsamic vinegar substitute (2 Tbsp) at 400 degrees for 30 minutes while making the sauce.
- Low-Amine No-Tomato Marinara (apple & onion based marinara) (aminerecipes.wordpress.com)
- Balsamic Blackened Cod (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, paleo) (aminerecipes.com)
- Baked Low-Amine BBQ Chicken Breasts (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, tomato-free, nut-free, low-fat, low-carb) (aminerecipes.com)
- Layered Frittata (low-amine, gluten-free, dairy-free, yolk-free, nut-free, paleo, low-fat, low-carb, tomato-free) (aminerecipes.com)
- Pickles, pickles, pickles, and all Low-Amine (aminerecipes.com)
- Teriyaki Chicken (aminerecipes.com)
- Greek “Lemon” Roasted Potatoes (aminerecipes.com)