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Creamy Red Pepper Pasta


This is such a crowd pleaser! It's a super quick, easy dinner using store cupboard staples! Give it a go! X

Takes 15 minutes

Serves 4

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Ingredients
 

  • 300 g dried wholemeal penne
  • SAUCE
  • 100 g cashew nuts – soaked overnight or soak in boiling water for 10 mins
  • 500 ml oat milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 100 g jarred roasted red peppers
  • TO GARNISH
  • 20 g fresh basil

Instructions
 

  • Cook your pasta as per instructions on the pack in well salted water. While it is cooking time to make the creamy red pepper sauce sauce.
  • Blend all ingredients for the sauce (except the basil) till smooth.
  • Drain the pasta, keeping some pasta water aside. Add the drained pasta and cashew sauce to the empty pot, mix well over low heat until warmed through, adding a few tablespoons of pasta water if needed and simmer until the sauce has thickened nicely to your desired consistency.
  • Pick the basil leaves and roughly chop. Taste and season before serving with the chopped basil. Enjoy!!

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Keyword easy dinner, plant-based, vegan
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