Winter Roasted Marinara

Makes 2 cups


3-4 cloves garlic, chopped large
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 cups, sugar plum cherry tomatoes, halved
1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped fine
2-3 broccoli stems, peeled and chopped fine
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons, fresh oregano leaves
1 tablespoons fresh marjoram leaves
½ cup kalamata olives, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1 -2 pinches sugar
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 teaspoon black pepper, ground
¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 cups steamed broccoli stems


Pre heat oven to 375° F. On a baking sheet place the garlic, onions, tomatoes, carrots and broccoli stems and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Toss together well. Season with the oregano and marjoram and add the kalamata olives. Season with salt, pepper, chili flakes and toss together again. Place in the oven and bake for about 20-30 minutes or until the tomatoes and onions begin to char. Take out of the oven and add the fresh basil and toss together again. Serve the sauce over fresh steamed broccoli or fresh pasta.