1 6-ounce can no-salt-added tomato paste
1 half of an apple diced (with or without skin)
⅓ cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
Combine all ingredients in a blender or Vitamix until smooth.
Notes: ⅓ cup apple juice may be substituted for the apple and water. 1 tablespoon vinegar may be substituted for the lemon juice.