Vegan Sauce Recipes: Creamy Sundried Tomato Pasta Sauce

June 23, 2017
Back when I was a vegetarian, creamy pasta dishes were one of my favorite indulgences. After a few failed attempts, I stumbled upon a delicious vegan alternative! There are many cashew-based creamy sauces, but this rosemary and oregano-flavored version with sundried tomatoes will knock your socks off. This vegan version also offers hefty nutritional benefits with protein, vitamin B12, zinc and copper. Enjoy!
Healthy Dinner: Creamy Vegan Sundried Tomato Pasta

Vegan Sauce Recipes: Creamy Sundried Tomato Pasta Sauce

Recipe Type: Hearty Entrees
utensils YIELDS 3-4 servings
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  • 1/2 cup Cashews, soaked
  • 1/2 cup Water from soaked Cashews
  • 1/2 cup Sundried Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 2-4 cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 Lemon Lemon juice
  • 1 teapspoon Nutritional Yeast
  • Half of 1 sprig Dried Rosemary
  • 1 pinch Oregano
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 pinch Pepper
  • 1 pinch Paprika
  • 4 ounces Pasta
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Directions

1. Start by soaking your cashews for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. 2. Bring salted water to a boil and start cooking the pasta of your choice (pictured is linguine). 3. Add cashews along with their soaking water to a blender, then add sundried tomatoes and vegetable broth. I prefer to use the sundried tomatoes that come in olive oil, however dried are perfectly fine. 4. Add in nutritional yeast, garlic cloves, and spices and finish by squeezing in the juice of 1/4 lemon. 5. Blend until desired thickness is reached, adding water or broth if sauce is too chunky at first. 6. Drain pasta and dress with sauce. Tip: Goes great with sauteed mushrooms and zucchini! Enjoy!
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Currently based in Portland, OR, Francesca is an enthusiastic student of the stars. She spends her time writing, dancing, hiking, looking up at the sky in awe, eating plants, playing with her cat, and working (when it becomes absolutely necessary). Her aspirations include traveling the world and learning to walk in heels. Follow Francesca on Instagram at @francescayoungsilks and at francescafarfalle.wordpress.com.

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