Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sundried Tomato Pasta Sauce

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This is another vegan recipe that was a total hit with my meat-loving husband.  Ah, success! 
Comforting and satisfying and incredibly delicious.  The sauce contains beans, but the bean-haters in your life will never know...they'll be too focused on enjoying this rich, flavourful dish.

Sundried Tomato Pasta Sauce

1 lb whole grain short/gluten-free pasta

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
175g sundried tomatoes, not in oil
1 can romano or white kidney beans, rinsed and drained (or 1.5 cups cooked beans)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2-3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 cup vegetable stock or water
2 tsp Rustic Tuscan Seasoning from Costco (or Italian Seasoning)
Crushed red chili flakes, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups reserved pasta cooking liquid

Optional: Roasted or sauteed veggies of choice (I used roasted zucchini and bell peppers, and garlic-sauteed kale - pictured below) and/or garnish with a few handfuls of fresh chopped parsley and/or basil.

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Cook pasta according to package directions, or until al dente.  Reserve at least 2 cups of the cooking liquid before draining.  Place all the ingredients for the sauce in a food processor and process until smooth.  Add reserved pasta cooking liquid, a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.  Toss with cooked pasta and any additional veggies/add-ins.  Serves 4.  Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 4 days, or frozen.

I've entered this recipe into Vegetarian Mamma's Gluten-Free Friday for January 10, 2013.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds great! I like how easy it is!!
    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    On the Gluten Free Fridays tab we have new badges for you to display on your blog. There are a few different choices for you. There are varying sizes as well. If you've had a featured recipe in the past, feel free to grab one of those badges as well! They are free for the taking; use as you wish! Thanks for supporting our GF community and spreading the word!

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    See you at the link up this week!

    Cindy from