Sun dried tomato and red pepper pizza sauce

May, 12, 2012

Bella wished for pizza for yesterday’s dinner and I was excited to make it for her. However I had almost no tomato to make sauce from so I had compromise and made sauce from sun dried tomatoes and red pepper I had instead. It worked beautifully and Bella was super happy. Because of that one ½ red pepper I had dried with the tomatoes, the sauce had a slight sting to it but luckily the kids did not object. The dried pepper can be substituted with a fresh pepper instead off course.






20 sun dried tomatoes, soaked in hot water for 20 minutes

½ dried hot red pepper or ¼ fresh red pepper, seeds removed and minced

¼ cup red onion chopped

1 garlic clove, chopped

¼ cup fresh herbs chopped, I used parsley, marjoram, basil and chive

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. agave

1 tbsp. tomato ketchup

1 cup water

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine in a saucepan sun dried tomatoes, red pepper, water, red onion, garlic, fresh herbs, olive oil and sugar or honey. Bring to a boil and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes. Add more water if seems dry. Remove from heat and add ketchup, salt and pepper. Puree in blender or food processor.
May 15, 2012

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)

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