Nomato Sauce

Nomato Sauce

This sauce is refreshing, delicious and is a great substitute for tomato sauce. Try it with your favourite pasta with some vegan cheese. Yum! Created by @littlebitesofbeauty

Makes 4 Servings
Total Time 1 Hour 10 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Container 2.0-litre Low-Profile Container


  • ¾ Jap pumpkin (do not replace this with other type of pumpkin, remove skin and seeds and chop into small pieces)
  • 500 g mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 3 small red beetroot (pre-steamed and diced)
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary, washed and twigs removed
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp dried Italian herb mix
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Himalayan salt, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
  • ½ Tablespoon tamari (or coconut aminos)
  • 3 Tablespoons full fat coconut milk
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 250ml of boiled water


      1. Heat up 1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a large pan. Add diced kabocha, rosemary, half the dried Italian herbs, nutmeg,
        and ¼ cup water to the pan. Season with salt. Stir and cook with the lid on for 20 – 25 minutes.
      2. In another pan, heat 1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Add the mushrooms, balsamic vinegar, tamari and coconut milk. Stir and cook with the lid on for 20 – 25 minutes.
      3. Season the cauliflower florets with the remaining dried Italian herbs and salt. Add to a frying pan with ⅓ cup of water. Cover and simmer until cooked through.
      4. Add 1 cup of boiling water to your Vitamix Blender then add the mushroom mix, kabocha and cauliflower. Secure the lid.
      5. Select variable 1 and slowly increase to variable 10. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until smooth.
      6. Reduce the speed to variable 1 and add the fresh lemon juice and basil to the sauce through the lid plug and blend for 4 or 5 seconds. For a stronger flavour add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
      7. Enjoy your Nomato Sauce over a plate of pasta, zucchini noodles, pizza or whatever you like! Consume within 3 days.

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