Spicy Tomato Sauce

A perfect sauce for dipping – faux meatballs, fritters, chickpea nuggets.  Whatever you’d like!


  • olive oil, optional
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 (or more) of a poblano pepper, diced (or hot pepper of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup plain tomato sauce/puree
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • optional: freshly ground white or black pepper
  • optional: 1/8 tsp cayenne

Saute onion, cumin and salt on low for about 15 minutes.  Add garlic and hot pepper and saute a few minutes longer.  Add tomato paste, tomato puree, vinegar, and water and simmer gently for about 7 minutes.  Puree in a blender or with an immersion blender.  Taste and add more heat (ground white or black pepper and/or cayenne) as needed.  Serve warm for dipping!

Modified from a Vegan Soul Kitchen recipe.


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