There is never enough pasta in this world. Pasta is always simple to make and satisfies your craving for starchy carbs. Instead of going for a thick tomato-based pasta, consider trying out this light and lemony sage orecchiette. The sage has a nice herby aroma while the walnuts gives it a nutty and creamy texture. You can swap out the orecchiette for any pasta of your choice, but we've gotta say, the concave shape of this pasta makes it perfect for scooping up plenty of delicious sauce in each bite!

Walnut Sage Orecchiette [Vegan]

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Cooking Time

15

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Ingredients

For the Lemony Walnut Sage Sauce:

  • 1 cup fresh sage leaves
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons vegan Parmesan cheese

For the Pasta:

  • Orecchiette Pasta, cooked
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • A pinch of pepper
  • A pinch of salt
  • Juice from 1/2 of 1 lemon
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemony walnut sauce
  • 1/4 cup pasta cooking water
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Preparation

  1. Cook the pasta and set aside but don't get rid of the cooking water.
  2. Then make the lemony walnut sage sauce. Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy.
  3. Season the tomatoes with black pepper and salt and sauté in a pan over medium-high heat with the olive oil.
  4. Once the tomatoes start to break down add the cooked pasta and 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water. Stir in the lemony walnut sage sauce and add the lemon juice and zest. Cook for a few minutes prior to serving.
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