Vegan Garlic Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes
A 30-minute creamy pasta made with almond milk and infused with garlic and roasted tomatoes. Perfect for a quick, weeknight meal and feeding vegan/dairy-free friends.
3 cups grape tomatoes
1 cup whole wheat pasta
1 Tbs Olive oil
2 medium shallots
8 large cloves garlic
1 pinch each sea salt and black pepper
3-4 Tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour (or another thickener of choice)
2 1/2 cups unsweetened plain Almond Breeze (sub up to 1 cup with veggie stock, if preferred)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees F (204 C) and toss tomatoes in a bit of olive oil and sea salt. Place cut side up on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes while you prepare the rest of the dish. Then set aside.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions. When done, drain, cover and set aside.
In the meantime, prepare the sauce. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, add 1 Tbsp olive oil and the garlic and shallot. Add a pinch of salt and black pepper and stir frequently, cooking for 3-4 minutes until softened and fragrant.
Stir in flour (or other thickener of choice – see notes) and mix with a whisk. Once combined, slowly whisk in the almond milk a little at a time so clumps don’t form. Add another healthy pinch of salt and black pepper, bring to a simmer and continue cooking for another 4-5 minutes to thicken. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more salt to taste, minced garlic for zing, or a little nutritional yeast for cheesy flavour (optional).
Once the sauce is to your desired thickness, taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Then add pasta and roasted tomatoes and stir.
Serve immediately and garnish with extra black pepper, fresh basil, and/or vegan parmesan cheese.
Best when fresh, but will keep for up to 2 days in fridge.
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