GF Vegan Penne In Sun-Dried Tomato Walnut Sauce (5 Ingredients!)

January 18, 2021
This is a dish that you can bravely make for your friends on a get-together. Vegan or non-vegan, they will lick all their 10 fingers after tasting it. Especially on cold winter days like this, it seems almost healing to have a dish that has an unusual ingredient that will spice up the whole day.
sundried tomato walnut pasta on a plate with a fork

GF Vegan Penne In Sun-Dried Tomato Walnut Sauce (5 Ingredients!)

Recipe Type: Hearty Entrees
utensils YIELDS 2 servings
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  • 250 g GF penne
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, preserved in oil
  • 25 g ground walnuts
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • to taste salt, pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
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1. Start by preparing your pasta according to package instructions.

2. Meanwhile save 2-3 pieces of the dried tomatoes, use the rest to create the sauce. Drained them from oil but do not dry them exactly. Add them to a blender along with the walnut and 1 clove of minced garlic. Add just enough oil from the tomatoes that the sauce will be nice and creamy. If you don’t want to use that much oil, add 1-2 tbsp pasta water.

3. Once the pasta is cooked al dente, in a large pan heat up 1/2 tbsp oil from the tomatoes over small heat, sauté garlic until fragrant. Then mix in the sauce, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Cook for about 2-3 minutes until sauce is warmed up. If needed add a little pasta water.

4. Mix in the pasta and top it with chopped sun dried tomatoes that you saved.

If you’d like a smoother version add some vegan creamer. If you  want more picante taste add some olives or capers.

Also by Imola: GF Vegan Spinach Artichoke Casserole

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Photo: Imola Toth

Imola is a Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher, tree planter and writer and editor of Raised by the Wolf, an online magazine for Wild Women, with a passion for exploring and life outdoors. Originally from Hungary but currently planting trees and rewilding the enchanting forests of France. Hop over to RBTW magazine, and blog and follow her on Instagram @yogiraisedbythewolf


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