February 6, 2017

Heart-Healthy Recipe: Chef Tim Boissy’s Raw Marinara Sauce

shutterstock-marinaraEating heart healthy can be a huge factor in reducing your risk of heart disease. There are lots of accessible ingredients in the super market that can support a heart healthy diet. But sometimes the how to use them can be a bit overwhelming.

Tim Boissy, chef and owner of Nectar Café in Asheville, brings his deep knowledge of everything vegan to serve up a wide variety of healthy takes on comfort-food classics like this heart-healthy and delicious raw marinara.

Raw Marinara Sauce


  • Fresh, ripe tomatoes – 3 each, quartered
  • Sun dried tomatoes (not packed in oil) – 2oz.
  • Dried basil – 1 tbs.
  • Dried oregano – 1 tbs.
  • Balsamic vinegar – 1 tbs.
  • Raw agave nectar – 2 tsp.
  • Fresh garlic – 2 cloves
  • Olive oil – ¼ cup (you can cut the oil back as desired to reduce the fat content)
  • Sea salt – ½ tbs. or to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  • Use on pasta, raw zucchini spirals or as pizza sauce


2 cups (2 servings, serving size = 1 cup)

Watch Chef Boissy prepare this dish.

To learn more about improving your heart health visit mission-health.org/heart