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Crispy Pasta Chips and Roasted Red Pepper Dip


These easy pasta crisps are so tasty and easy to make and a great alternative to your usual crisps or chips. We used the airfryer to make ours and tossed them afterwards in a delicious spice mix to add even more flavour. Served with a creamy roasted red pepper dip, great as a sharing or party food!

Serves 2

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Ingredients
 

  • 200 g Dry rigatoni or tube pasta of choice 
  • 30 g Vegan parmesan or white cheddar cheese grated vegan
  • 15 g Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • pinch Salt
  • pinch Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Oil or pesto of choice

Spice Mix

  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt or garlic/onion salt 
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper – less if you prefer less heat 
  • 3 tsp Toasted sesame seeds – crushed 

Red Pepper Dip

  • 175 g Raw cashew nuts
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 50 g Roasted red pepper (from a jar)
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • pinch Chilli Flakes
  • 100 ml Water

Garnish for Dip

  • A few Basil leaves – optional

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to pack instructions and drain well
  • Simmer the cashews for 10 minutes. Then drain and rinse well
  • When the pasta is cooked, Toss it in the oil/pesto, salt and pepper, cheese, herbs and breadcrumbs
  • Add in an even layer to your airfryer and cook for 15 minutes until nice and crispy or bake in the oven at 160C for 15 minutes or until they start to golden up
  • In a large dry non-stick pan, heat the sesame seeds over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes until they start to brown and pop, while stirring regularly, taking care not to burn. Now crush the sesame seeds along with the salt or garlic salt , you can do this in a pestle & mortar if you have one or just pop the seeds into a ziploc bag and bash a few times with a rolling pin or a mug until the seeds look more like a powder. Mix with the remaining spice mix ingredients
  • To make the red pepper dip, add the soaked softened cashews and all the other dip ingredients to a blender with the 100ml ml of fresh water and remaining dip ingredients. Blend until very smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top within some chopped olives, roasted red peppers and basil
  • When the pasta chips in the air fryer/oven are cooked and nice and crispy, toss immediately in the spice mix and serve with the lovely dip. Enjoy!

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