Sunday, 6 September 2009

Vegan pasta recipe




Chef has cooked a real tasty vegan rigatoni pasta recipe.

Smoked tofu is fantastic as a meat replacement in vegan recipes so it went perfect in this vegan pasta recipe.

Chef uses a combination of sweet peppers, sweetcorn and button mushrooms to give this delicious pasta a sweet bite to it.

There is no sauce with this pasta so it is perfect for anyone who loves pasta but prefers less tomato, the vegetables are cooked with a little water just to give the vegetables some moisture to lightly coat the rigatoni pasta.

Even garlic is not needed in this recipe as the key to the taste is just making sure that you taste and season the vegetables with enough salt.

Chef adds a green chilli to this vegan pasta recipe to give a subtle spicy kick, you can however use no chilli at all or you can add more chilli if you love spicy pasta.

This really is an easy vegan recipe to cook, just follow the step by step pictures.





Ingredients for vegan rigatoni pasta

I pack Smoked tofu
1 Sweet red pepper (chunks)
1 cup Frozen sweetcorn
1 pack Button mushrooms
1 tsp Tomato puree
1/2 - 3/4 cup Water
1 Green chilli (chopped)
Salt to season
Fresh parsley



How to make vegan rigatoni pasta


Drizzle a little oil in a large pan and add the red peppers.

Cook on a medium heat stirring often for 5 minutes.

Add the chilli and mushrooms.

If using garlic add it to the vegetables here.



Chop the smoked tofu into chunks and add to the pan.




Add the frozen sweetcorn.



Stir well.

Add half a cup of water and 1 teaspoon of tomato puree.

Stir well then simmer on a low heat with a lid on for approximately 20 minutes and stirring occasionally.

Do not add enough water to make a sauce, you want the vegetables to be wet enough to slightly coat the pasta.



Check and add salt to season, only add a little salt at a time and keep tasting.


Drain the rigatoni pasta and add the pasta to the pan of vegetables. Stir together.



You can chop fresh parsely and sprinkle it all over the top of the pasta.


Enjoy Chefs vegan pasta recipe.



11 comments:

Lisa said...

I have never had smoked tofu before. The colors look beautiful together.

Gita said...

This pasta dish is so colorful and tasty...my hubby prefers less tomato in pasta...he is sure to love this pasta :)

Dawn said...

and I bet you could double this and freeze some for all those nights when you don't have time to cook. I love this Jeena!

Happy cook said...

It is dinnr time here jeena and looking to that pic i am really hungry, wish i had that tonight.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very colorful and tasty looking!

Cheers,

Rosa

isa said...

I love this pasta dish, so colorful!
I've never heard of smoked tofu, but this sounds delicious!

Palidor said...

That looks delicious, especially with all those sweet red peppers.

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

pasta looks very colourful and beautiful. I have Never used someked tofu. Will give it a try.

Try to participate in Think Spice - Think Red chillies event going on in my blog.
http://delightsofcooking.blogspot.com/2009/09/chillies-some-like-it-hot.html

Parita said...

So Colorful and nutritious!

fast cooker said...

Woow it look amazing. I'm going to try it.

Arabic Bites said...

Looks absolutely delicious jeena :D

zainab :)