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Recipe: Creamy Vegan Pea Pasta with Hemp Sauce

Recipe: Creamy Vegan Pea Pasta with Hemp Sauce

This mouth-watering vegan recipe gives you a meat-free, creamy meal that is packed full of nutrients! It’s notably high in plant-based protein, too. You can also get creative and add other ingredients like mushroom, sun-dried tomatoes and thyme.

MAKES: 2 servings

PREPARATION TIME: 30 - 35 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped into quarters
  • ½ cup sweet potato or butternut, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ⅓ cup cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours, or overnight
  • ¼ cup Hemp Seeds, plus more for serving
  • ¾ cup veg stock
  • ¼ cup oat/rice milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

To serve:

  • 2 servings pasta (gluten-free or whole-wheat)
  • 1 cup green peas, frozen or fresh
  • Fresh basil
  • Chile flakes

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180℃.
  2. Place sweet potato/butternut, onion and garlic on a baking tray. Drizzle the sweet potato/butternut, onion and garlic in a little olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and roast for 25 minutes or until soft and golden.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook your preferred pasta according to the instructions.
  4. While your pasta is cooking, blanch the peas in hot or boiling water for a few minutes, until they are a vibrant green and just cooked. Drain and set aside.
  5. Add the roasted vegetables to a high speed blender, along with the remaining sauce ingredients. Blend on high until very smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  6. Stir the sauce through the freshly cooked pasta, adding in the peas. Top with chile flakes, hemp seeds and fresh basil before serving.
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