There are different types of pasta recipes, however, it would be difficult to choose the best vegan pasta recipe. Truth is, any pasta made with the right sauce can qualify as perfect!
To make this vegan pasta with tomatoes & spinach recipe, I used Cavatappi pasta. I also added white wine and lemon juice for a unique taste and smooth texture.
This recipe is easy to make and serve at any time of the day, however, I love to have this for breakfast. It keeps me full for a long time.
Let’s make this recipe!
Vegan Cavatappi pasta with tomatoes & spinach
- 250 g Cavatappi paste
- 50 ml olive oil
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic
- 250 g cherry tomatoes
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 200 ml dry white wine
- 100 g baby spinach
- Juice of half a lemon
- 30 g fresh parsley chopped
- Cook Cavatappi pasta in salted water to al dente.
- While cooking the pasta, make sure you constantly check the pasta to make sure it’s done. As soon as the pasta gets a tender appearance, but a white stain at the core, drain it! Even a few seconds can be the difference between al dente and flabby noodles. The cooking time of Cavatappi pasta is about 9 minutes.
- Meanwhile, chop the onion into small pieces. Add the oil to a large pan, allow the oil to heat briefly, then add the onion and cook for 8- 10 min or until softened.
- Add chopped garlic, and cook for another 1 minute.
- Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and add the chopped cherry to the pan, then add the spices; salt, oregano and basil. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add white, dry wine, then stir.
- Add baby spinach. Stir and cook spinach for 2 min.
- Add cooked pasta and lemon juice, then stir. At this point, you can add extra baby spinach.
- Serve and top with parsley. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil or more lemon juice if desired.
Health benefits of Pasta
Pasta is the perfect foundation for a healthy, nutritious, and satisfying meal. Why? For starters, pasta is the ideal partner for so many other foods, including vegetables and beans, heart-healthy fish, tomato sauce and protein-packed cheeses, poultry, and lean meats. Here are more benefits of Pasta:
Pasta provides glucose, a crucial fuel for your brain and muscles. Also, pasta is a good source of complex carbohydrates, thus, it releases energy at a slow and sustained level.
Pasta is very low in sodium and it is cholesterol-free. Therefore, if you are watching your cholesterol levels, then Pasta is perfect for you.
Contains folic acid
Enriched pasta is fortified with folic acid. Folic acid is essential for women of child-bearing age. A serving of dry pasta supplies the equivalent of roughly 100 micrograms of folic acid or 25% of the recommended daily intake.
Is Pasta ideal for weight loss?
While some people may try to steer clear from eating too many carbs when attempting to lose weight, a new study has revealed that eating pasta as part of a healthy diet could actually help you shed a few extra pounds if needs be. If this is the case, when are you making your next vegan pasta recipe?
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