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Vegan Farfalle Pasta

Nicole Kearsley
This is one of my favorite pastas in the world—creamy farfalle pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms. I'm sure after this, it will become one of yours too!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Farfalle
  • 1/2 cup Sun-dried Tomatoes Roughly chopped
  • 1 Yellow Onion Diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 cup Cashews Raw
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 Lemon Juiced
  • 2 teaspoons Sea Salt To taste
  • 1 pound Sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms Coarsely chopped
  • 1 bunch Fresh Parsley Leaves chopped
  • Vegan Parmesan Optional

Instructions
 

  • Place cashews in a small bowl, cover with hot water and set aside.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Just before pasta is done the cooking, add the sun-dried tomatoes to plump for 1 minute. Drain set aside.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, stirring occasionally until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Drain the cashews. In a blender or food processor, combine the onion, garlic, cashews, 2 cups of water, lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons of salt. Blend on high until well blended. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, season with salt and pepper to taste and cook until softened and slightly browned about 5 minutes.
  • Add cream sauce to mushrooms, bring to boil, reduce temperature and continue to cook at low boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Optional. Add the pasta to pan and toss to coat. Garnish with parsley and vegan parmesan cheese.

Notes

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Simply use any brand and shape gluten-free pasta you prefer.
*THICKNESS NOTES: If the sauce thickens too much as it sits, reconstitute the pasta by adding a little bit of water or nondairy milk. Stir over medium heat until smooth. Adjust seasoning again to taste.
**SERVING: This recipe yields 24 grams of protein for each serving.
Keyword plant based, vegan