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 writer, gluten-free vegetarian recipe developer, Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher and Wild Woman Empowerment Mentor with a passion for exploring and life outdoors. Originally from Hungary but currently living in a teepee tent in Scotland, in search of new ways of living and exploring alternative communities. Hop over to her website , and blog and follow her on Instagram @yogiraisedbythewolf


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