This is a simple pasta sauce suitable for people who suffer from IBS and are following a low-FODMAP diet. It is also a wonderful sauce that comes together in about 15 minutes for anyone looking for a delicious and quick meal. The fresh basil really brings this recipe together and won’t leave you missing the onion flavor found in traditional red sauces.
Spelt pasta is ideal for those suffering from IBS and looking for a pasta low in fructans. Grains that are either gluten-free or made with spelt are allowed on the low-FODMAP diet. However, we believe that you will enjoy both the taste and texture of pastas, breads and other items made with spelt over other low-FODMAP grains. For more information on foods you can eat on the low-FODMAP diet please see this pdf compiled by Stanford University Medical Center.
I enjoy the texture of using both crushed and diced tomatoes, however feel free to use only one or the other based on what you have on hand or if you like your red sauce smooth or chunky. Italian sausage pairs nicely with this meal, just double check the sausage ingredients when following a low-FODMAP diet.
A note on the garlic cloves: Some IBS sufferers can tolerate a small amount of garlic; others cannot. If you aren’t able to tolerate any garlic, or are in an elimination stage of the low-FODMAP diet please skip the step where garlic is toasted in olive oil.