Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Vegan

sun dried tomato pesto pasta vegan

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta is a vibrant and flavorful dish that satisfies both vegans and non-vegans alike. Bursting with the rich flavors of sundried tomatoes and basil pesto, this recipe is a delightful twist on traditional pasta dishes.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Vegan Rose Sauce

  • ¾ cup Cashews (Soaked and Drained)
  • 1 ¼ cup Vegetable Broth
  • ¼ cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Chili Flakes
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • ¼ cup Sundried Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Oil from the Sun-dried Tomatoes

Pasta

  • 400g (14oz) Pasta Noodles of Choice (Orecchiette recommended)
  • 1 package Mini Gnocchi (500g)
  • 3 tbsp Vegan Basil Pesto (optional)

Helpful Tools

To make this recipe, you’ll need:

  • High-powered blender
  • Large pot for boiling pasta
  • Pan for preparing the sauce
  • Serving plates and utensils

How To Make This Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Vegan Recipe

Prepare Cashews:

Start by soaking cashews in boiling water for 5 minutes. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, consider soaking them overnight.

soaking cashews for cashew cream

Cook Pasta:

Boil the pasta according to the recommended cook time on the box.

noodles in strainer

Prepare Creamy Rose Sauce:

In a high-powered blender, combine soaked cashews, vegetable broth, nutritional yeast, chili flakes, garlic, tomato paste, sundried tomatoes, and oil.

sun dried tomato pesto sauce recipe in blender

Blend until the mixture is smooth, which may take around 5 minutes.

sun dried tomato pesto sauce in blender
sun dried tomato pesto sauce

Combine and Simmer:

Pour the rose sauce from the blender into the pan with the drained and cooked pasta. Also, incorporate the vegan basil pesto. Stir and mix well.

sun dried tomato pesto pasta noodles added

Allow the sauce to thicken on medium heat for approximately 5 minutes.

sun dried tomato pesto pasta recipe

Serve and Enjoy:

Plate the dish and add any of your favorite toppings such as chopped fresh basil leaves and vegan parmesan. Enjoy!

sun dried tomato pesto pasta vegan

Tips & Tricks

FAQs

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Absolutely! Simply use gluten-free pasta and ensure all other ingredients are gluten-free.

Can I adjust the spiciness of the sauce?

Of course! Add more or less chili flakes according to your taste preferences.

sun dried tomato pesto pasta vegan

Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Vegan

Savor the rich flavors of Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta, a creamy vegan delight that's easy to make and perfect for any meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main, Main Course
Cuisine American, Fusion, Italian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

Vegan Rose Sauce

  • ¾ cup Cashews Soaked and Drained
  • 1 ¼ cup Vegetable Broth
  • ¼ cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Chili Flakes
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • ¼ cup sundried tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Oil from the sun-dried tomatoes

Pasta

  • 400g (14oz) pasta noodles of choice (I used orecchiette)
  • 3 tbsp Vegan Basil Pesto (optional, but so delicious!)

Instructions
 

Prepare Cashews:

  • Start by soaking cashews in boiling water for 5 minutes. If you don't have a high-powered blender, consider soaking them overnight.

Cook Pasta

  • Boil the pasta according to the recommended cook time on the box.

Prepare Creamy Rose Sauce:

  • In a high-powered blender, combine soaked cashews, vegetable broth, nutritional yeast, chili flakes, garlic, tomato paste, sun-dried tomatoes, and oil. Blend until the mixture is smooth, which may take around 5 minutes.

Combine and Simmer:

  • Pour the rose sauce from the blender into the pan with the drained and cooked pasta. Also, incorporate the vegan basil pesto. Stir and mix well. Allow the sauce to thicken on medium heat for approximately 5 minutes.

Serve and Enjoy:

  • Plate the dish and add any of your favourite toppings such a chopped fresh basil leaves and vegan parmesan. Enjoy!
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Conclusion: Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta is a delectable vegan dish that’s perfect for any occasion. With its bold flavors and creamy texture, it’s sure to become a favorite in your household. Whether you’re vegan or simply looking to add more plant-based meals to your diet, this recipe is a must-try.

2 thoughts on “Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Vegan

  1. Victoria says:

    5 stars
    This was one of the BEST plant based pastas I have ever made sooooo good 10/10!

    • spicyveganfood says:

      oh my goodness you just made my day! THank you so much Victoria! So happy you loved it 🙂

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