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No Salt Spaghetti Sauce

 
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No Salt Spaghetti Sauce No Salt Spaghetti Sauce No Salt Spaghetti Sauce

I love this sauce! The sodium in a whole pot is less than the amount in one serving of "heart healthy" jarred sauce.

Yield

6

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

3

hrs

Ready

3

hrs

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

2 medium onions
chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
or non-stick spray
2 cloves garlic
minced
32 ounces tomatoes, canned, no salt added
12 ounces tomato paste
no salt added
1 cup red wine
*
1 cup water
2 teaspoons oregano
dried
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon sugar

Directions

In a deep saucepan, cook onion in oil or non-stick spray until soft.

Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 2 to 3 hours.

Taste after 1½ hours and adjust seasoning.

Sauteed mushrooms are a great addition.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Considering that many people on no salt diets are also not allowed to consume any alcohol makes this recipe a bit pointless given the inclusion of a cup of wine!

about 11 years ago

Give me a break! The wine is cooked in the sauce so the small amount of alcohol will be cooked off resulting in zero alcohol content. Most people on low salt diets are due to heart issues, which red wine actually is recommended to consume even!

about 11 years ago

Kevin

The biggest problem IS the red wine. I have a heart problem, and like thousands like me, I have to monitor EVERYTHING I put in my body! Combining poor circulation with red wine is the BIGGEST cause of gout, and there is no pain like it!

about 11 years ago

Edith

I have end stage liver disease, and I'm allowed no wine, even in cooking. So, the red wine is also a problem for me...

about 11 years ago

i have just been diagnosed with liver disease and am getting a little more used as to what i can eat as everything has to be made from scratch. this doesn't bother me as i am not a big fan of take aways and fast foods. please can you give me any tips as i would be very grateful to you. patricia daubney

You should at least try to avoid these foods: Animal-Based Foods, High-Sodium Foods, Sugary Foods, and Alcohol.

happyzhangbo

just made a really similar recipe with out any wine and nothing is missing in the taste. Just add about a teaspoon of white vinegar instead.

almost 11 years ago

BILLY

I AM A CHEF WHO HAS TO EAT A LOW SODIUM DIET DUE TO A HEART CONDITION. THE PROBLEM WITH THIS RECIPE IS NOT THE WINE. IT CAN BE LEFT OUT OR USED DEPENDING ON THE PERSON. THIS RECIPE SIMPLY IS NOT GOING TO TASTE GOOD AND PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO EAT IT!

almost 11 years ago

Lisa

I love this sauce! The sodium in a whole pot is less than the amount in one serving of "heart healthy" jarred sauce.

over 10 years ago

Donna

When you say no salt, I want no salt not 295mg per serving, I can find 260 in a jar, why even bother to say no salt, glad I read it good, no good for me, thats still alot of salt, time to move on to the real no salt recipes, not here

over 10 years ago

Rachel

My mother has cancer as well as really bad kidneys and alcohol mixed with chemo is a big no no no matter if its boiled down or not and i agree with Donna 295mg of salt is too high considering i can find cans in the shopping centre under 130mg

over 10 years ago

Barb

would like to see more NO SALT/LOWEST SODIUM RECIPES....Can you provide these recipes or do you know of another site that can ? My husband has CHF and Diabetes.

over 10 years ago

Sasha

Actually, the entire recipe should have less than 200 mg of sodium If it makes 5 cups that means less than 40 mg/cup, or about what you would use on a large plate of pasta. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm gonna. Low salt is better than no spaghetti.

over 10 years ago

I am curious. Could a person use vinegar instead of wine in the recipe?

almost 8 years ago

Most definitely, the acid in a flavourful vinegar will enhance the end result.

sean

Levi

Quite honestly, I used the same amount of red grape juice and had a wonderful sauce. I loved it with the wine too.

about 7 years ago

People don't seem to read things clearly. The nutrition guide shows that this is only 77mg per serving that is quite low in comparison to anything you buy.
no where does it say its 295.

over 6 years ago

Actually if you use no-salt tomato paste the sodium content is even lower than the 77mg per serving shown in the nutrition facts. The nutrition facts for tomato paste used in the ingredients has salt added. By using a no-salt tomato paste the sodium will be as close to no-salt as possible.

sean

Forget the canned tomatoes, use fresh instead for a no sodium option. ps cherry tomatoes work the best,plus no peeling involved!

about 5 years ago

FRESH IS BEST!! IMO Fresh Tomatoes will Amp UP the Flavor better than canned ones!!! Great share!!

IF you use Freaky Fresh Tomatoes (+/- 6lbs--6-12ea) peeled, sauteed & added after the evoo, onions, garlic (other options for added texture: bell peppers, shredded carrots & mushrooms)are condensed & Natural spices (Basil, Garlic, Oregano, Pepper & Parsley) are addled....After slow simmering ALLL this goodness 2.5 -4 hours , I'd hope you felt you had an Ideal "All-natural. Truly Salt-Free" Sauce you could be pleased with & Not feel like you're sacrificing taste & enjoyment over a little salt!!! You'll LIVE to enjoy it; & I'm sure w/experimentation you'll concoct a recipe to your liking & that meets your health needs as well! Thx soo much for sharing this very creative recipe w/the world. I don't consume alcohol & would either omit it or substitute w/ a flavored vinegar, as was suggested. Otherwise, just reading it feels mouth watering!☺

almost 4 years ago

I just found the recipe and looking to make it asap.

over 3 years ago

There are many valid points in this chain. Yes, alcohol cooks off, there is no alcohol content after. Yes, red wine can be good for heart issues. The plant sterols in red grapes (wine or juice) battle cholesterol. By using red grape juice, you can avoid adding sugar.
One issue for most of us in the U.S. is it is difficult to find no salt or low salt canned products, so fresh would be definitely best, but it is also the most expensive route. You have to have money to eat healthy in the U.S. There is not a wide variety of no-salt canned products and if you find them, they are often more expensive than the salted counterparts. It costs more to use less ingredients, because it has to be processed separately.
At the end of the day, each individual should consult with his/her own doctor or nutritionist and use some common sense. In everything, what tastes good to me may not taste good to you! That's what makes the world go 'round.
When we have health issues we have to make sacrifices. My stomach heaves at the smell and sight of fish, but I guarantee is I were starving...

over 1 year ago

very good with the wine

about 1 year ago

In every recipe I find I make adjustments. Like the red wine and the tomato paste. I don’t add the red wine which is fine for me and my family. The tomato paste doesn’t agree well with me so I boil crushed tomatoes until it thickens. Sometimes you just have to replace certain things. I was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. And I love salt. And alcohol. So it’s difficult. But I also love to cook.

8 months ago

I am amazed at the number of posts by people disliking this recipe because they are concerned about consuming alcohol. It's actually funny to read them. They obviously know nothing about cooking with wine because after simmering this for 2 1/2-4 hours, there is NO alcohol left. At all... Just the good compliment taste that the wine brings to a tomato based sauce. As mentioned, it's actually good for you. The antioxidants in the wine are healthy.

4 months ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 225g (7.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 9512% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 17%
Sugars g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 42%
Calcium 7% Iron 17%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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