Category Archives: Pasta

Creamy Lemon Garlic Cashew Pasta Sauce with Lentil Pasta and Zoodles

Creamy Lemon Garlic Cashew Pasta Sauce with Lentil Pasta and Zoodles

How to Make a Luxurious Pasta Sauce without Dairy:

This sauce is creamy and savory…plus it’s super heart healthy, too! Consider doubling or tripling the recipe if you want. I like making this in advance because with this sauce, pasta and zucchini, you can make a very delicious meal in about 15 minutes. Perfect for a weeknight!

Unlike Using Cream, it’s Not as Fast and Easy:

But, if you’ve got the time, plan to make this pasta dish the day before you want to serve it. It will take overnight soaking in water to soften the cashews. Or, if you’re in more of a hurry, just soak the cashews in boiling water for an hour. Then drain the plumped cashews and pour them into your high-powered blender. If you don’t have one, your sauce won’t be smooth. But, it will still taste delicious!

Creamy Lemon Garlic Cashew Pasta Sauce with Lentil Pasta and Zoodles
 
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Great for a healthy replacement for dairy, using cashews instead of cream!
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Recipe type: Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy
Cuisine: Lunch, Dinner
Serves:: 4-6
Ingredients:
  • 2 C Raw unsalted Cashews, soaked in water overnight
  • ½ C Water
  • 1 T Lemon juice
  • 1 t White wine vinegar
  • ½ t (about1- 2 cloves) peeled garlic, minced
  • ¼ t Sea salt, or to taste
  • ¼ t Dijon mustard
  • Other ingredients:
  • 4 C Red Lentil Rotini Pasta
  • 6 C Spiralized Zucchini Zoodles
  • Garnish with sunflower seeds and finely chopped parsley, as desired.
Directions:
  1. Soak cashews in water for 8 hours or overnight, or, in boiling water for one hour, then drain.
  2. Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender until very smooth.
  3. Pour over hot pasta and/or vegetables and serve immediately.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers tightly covered for up to 1 week.
  5. Thin with hot pasta water if needed.
  6. For pasta and zoodles:
  7. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat to med-high.
  9. Add lentil pasta and cook for 2 minutes less than package directions.
  10. Add zucchini "noodles" and cook for another minute, or just until pasta and zucchini are tender.
  11. Drain (reserving some cooking water) and combine vegetables and pasta noodles on a serving platter.
  12. Heat up and thin sauce, if needed, by adding a tablespoon at a time of reserved pasta water to prepared sauce and stir well.
  13. Pour sauce over platter.
  14. Garnish with unsalted sunflower seeds or parsley, as desired.

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Smooth & Creamy Cauliflower White Sauce for Pizza or Pasta Alfredo – 5 Minute, Indulgent Vegan Sauce!

Smooth & Creamy Cauliflower White Sauce for Pizza or Pasta Alfredo – 5 Minute, Indulgent Vegan Sauce!

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Squash, Tomato and Basil Pasta- Signature Dish

Squash, Tomato and Basil Pasta- Signature Dish

Simple and sensational! Make this when fresh herbs, tomatoes and squash are in season and plentiful during the summer. You’ll be glad you did! While you’re at it, try the new varieties of pasta that are either high fiber or loaded with vegetable puree. It seems you can’t get too much of either for your… Continue Reading

Sausage, Tomato, and Broccolini Pasta

Sausage, Tomato, and Broccolini Pasta

This has a modern update using broccolini instead of broccoli because it’s less bitter, Beans included for more fiber, and a less fatty sausage for fewer calories. But it’s still has all the richness and comfort of the original. This is a must – cook recipe in my opinion!   Sausage, Tomato and Broccolini Pasta… Continue Reading

Skinny Pasta Alfredo with Roasted Bell Peppers

Skinny Pasta Alfredo with Roasted Bell Peppers

Try this recipe made “skinnier” with a  much lighter Alfredo sauce recipe. But it’s as delicious, flavorful and creamy, as you’ve ever had! If you’ve never roasted bell peppers before, you’re in for a real treat! My method makes it so much easier! To make this meatier for a main dish, just add store-bought cooked and chopped… Continue Reading

Pasta Fagioli – A Favorite Sausage, Bean, & Vegetable Soup

Pasta Fagioli – A Favorite Sausage, Bean, & Vegetable Soup

This really satisfies! That’s why it’s a family favorite at my house. This recipe is based on a classic Italian soup, but this update is essentially whatever canned beans, mild vegetables and pasta you have handy. But, I recommend you always have the basics like stock, canned tomatoes, onions, carrots and celery in your refrigerator… Continue Reading

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