I love me a creamy Pasta in a hearty, full flavored sauce any given day. Except that I don’t love me the empty calories and thus induced soporific state of affairs.
The last post reviewing the Organic, Whole wheat, Hand made Pasta by Sinful Cravings got a few requests for a recipe to accompany the review. Now, Whole wheat Pasta has a rather gritty, nutty texture (an indication of the fibre content and the accompanying health food crown) and takes a little getting used to. From what I researched and logic agrees with, is that the wholegrain texture/taste best goes with a slightly rich, full flavored sauce to balance it out.
Here’s a fabulous recipe that scores on many accounts!
1. Easy – Check.
2. Creamy (without the cream/milk/starch!) – Check.
3. Flavorful – Check.
4. Vegan – Check.
5. Healthy – Double Check.
6. Passes Kiddie taste test – Check. 🙂
EASY VEGAN TOMATO BASIL PASTA
Time : 25 minutes
Servings : 2
100 gms Wholewheat Spinach Pasta by Sinful Cravings
3 Ripe, medium-sized Tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup Raw Cashews
1 cup fresh Basil, finely chopped
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp Tomato paste ( I cheated and just cooked and dried a tbsp of Tomato ketchup 😉 !)
1 Tbsp Olive oil
2-3 Garlic cloves , minced
1 Tsp salt, or to taste
3-4 Tbsp water
1-2 tsp freshly ground Black Pepper
Italian seasoning, a pinch
|Healthy, Wholesome, Fresh!|
And of course the Whole Wheat Spinach Pasta!
|Whole Wheat Spinach Pasta by Sinful Cravings|