Red Sauce

Portions:
4

Serving Size:
1/4 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium tomato sauce
  •  2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper chili flakes

Preparation

  1. Drain red peppers and measure 1/2 cup, (approximately 2 whole peppers).
  2. Place peppers and garlic in food processor or blender and process until smooth.
  3. Add tomato sauce, olive oil and Italian seasonings.  Process until well blended.  Ready to use on pizza, pasta or as a replacement for tomato sauce in recipes.
  4. May be refrigerated 2 to 3 days or frozen until ready to use.

Helpful hints

  • Red peppers are available bottled, canned or fresh. Compare roasted red peppers and select the brand lowest in sodium or make from fresh peppers.
  • Adjust red pepper chili flakes according to desire for hot and spicy flavor.
  • This lower potassium, low sodium sauce can be used as a substitute for tomato sauce in a variety of dishes. Try it on pizza, pasta, rice or as a topping for chicken.

Potassium and Sodium Comparisons

Sauce Serving size Potassium mg Sodium mg

Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce

¼ cup

148

82

Tomato Sauce

¼ cup

226

369

Spaghetti Sauce

¼ cup

262

347

Marinara Sauce

¼ cup

265

393

Pizza Sauce

¼ cup

240

340

Nutrients per serving

Calories 75

Protein 1 g

Carbohydrates 3 g

Fat 7 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 82 mg

Potassium 148 mg

Phosphorus 18 mg

Calcium 17 mg

Fiber 0.8 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices

0

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