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GLUTEN FREE PASTA WITH SUN DRIED TOMATO CREAM SAUCE

February 04, 2019 by Renee Tavoularis

GLUTEN FREE PASTA WITH SUN DRIED TOMATO CREAM SAUCE

Pasta is so comforting in the colder months and feeds our bodies natural need for complex carbohydrates. The savory sun-dried tomato cream sauce is totally dairy free and gluten free using raw cashews as the base. Nutritional yeast gives it a delectable cheesy flavor.

SERVES 4
30 MINUTES
VEGAN
GLUTEN-FREE

Ingredients

For the SAUCE:

1-1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked for one hour in water
water
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 garlic clove
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
2 teaspoons tahini
juice of half a lemon
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon sea salt 

For the PASTA:

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons capers, drained
1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
Gluten Free Pasta of your choice

Instructions

Make the SAUCE:

  • Drain and rinse cashews. Place them in high-powered blender with water to cover them about 1/2″ Add remaining ingredients and blend until creamy smooth. If too thick, add more water little by little. 

Make the PASTA:

  • Preheat grill to medium-high.
  • Cook 8 oz pasta according to package directions.
  • In the meantime, on a large skillet over medium heat, sauté garlic until translucent.
  • Add capers and sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Sauté for about 3 minutes or until slightly brown.
  • Drain and rinse pasta and place back into pot.
  • Pour in the sautéed garlic, capers and sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Top with 1/2-1 cup of cashew cheese and heat over low heat until warm all the way through.
  • Serve immediately and top with fresh herbs, if desired.

 

Recipe reprinted with the permission of Melissa Costello. Author, Speaker, Culinary Plant-Based Nutrition & Health Empowerment Coach | Cleanse Expert. To learn more about Melissa and her coaching, visit www.karmachow.com
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