Can’t eat Tomatoes, Onions, Garlic? Try this No-Tomato Sauce

plate of pasta with no tomato sauce

Delicious and Simple No Tomato Sauce Recipe

After watching my family devour pasta with a rich tomato sauce or smother a pizza base and add delicious toppings I decided I needed to find a sauce that would be ok for my stomach. Tomato, garlic, and onion are known for aggravating the stomach due to the high acid content, so an alternative was required. 

I looked at various recipes that had no tomato but so many of them had other ingredients I also couldn’t have. 

So after lots of messing about with different flavours I found one that worked and its actually really delicious, as well as looking just like tomato sauce. 

So here is a step by step guide to what’s in it, I would love to know what you think. 


1 Courgette (Zucchini)

5 medium carrots 

2 sticks of celery

2 plain beetroots

1 teaspoon of Oregano

1 Bay leaf

A pinch of Himalayan pink salt

100ml water


Peel the carrots and courgettes and chop into chunks, chop the celery and the beetroot.

Add all the vegetables to a large saucepan with a teaspoon of Oregano, then add the water.

Bring to the boil and then simmer for 30-40 minutes until all vegetables are soft.

Then pour the mixture into the blender and blitz until completely smooth.

Enjoy with pasta or as a pizza base, basically with anything you would normally have a tomato sauce with. Delicious.

Delicious and Simple No Tomato Sauce Recipe

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  1. Just tried this and couldn’t believe how rich and smooth the sauce turned out. Such a great recipe 😋 Thank you sooooo much!

    1. So glad you enjoyed it Kristina, it does really have the same texture as a nice tomato sauce doesn’t it.

  2. Hi just wondering how much water do you add?

    1. Hi Toni, Not too much, about 100ml is enough as you want the sauce to be quite thick. Hope that helps.

  3. long does it keep in the fridge please and can it be frozen..thanks

    1. Hi, I have frozen this many times and it always tastes just as good once defrosted. I would say it would be ok in the fridge for about 4 or 5 days. Let me know what you think if you try it!

  4. Could I add some cabbage?

    1. Some people don’t tolerate Cabbage very well but If you are ok with it then yes of course go for it. Cabbage is really good for your digestive health.

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