Updated: Aug 24
Veganism has taken the world by storm, and rightfully so. With its increasing popularity, more and more people are turning vegan proudly. The many advantages that come with turning vegan are the reason why people are choosing this way of life. Let’s face it, it is good for animals, our health, and even the environment.
Turning vegan entails giving up dairy and meat. Wondering if they survive on plants? Well, it is not true. Many healthier alternatives satisfy the cravings of these people. Contrary to popular belief, these people enjoy everything. From pasta to pizzas to chips. There is everything.
Speaking of pasta, here are 4 vegan pasta recipes.
Vegan Red Lentil Bolognese: This simple and 10-ingredient pasta recipe is a top favorite among vegans. It is easy to cook, all pantry staple ingredients, and fully satisfies the heart of the tummy. Sounds good, no? Let’s dive right into it. All you need to do to prepare the sauce is cook onions, garlic, and tomato together. Using a tomato paste will make the sauce thicker. Add vegetable broth, walnuts, and red lentils to make it even thicker and meaty. Using a wide-shaped pasta will help the sauce cling to it better. It is wholesome, healthy, and creamy.
Spicy Vegan Pasta Arrabiata: Probably the yummiest and easiest pasta to make. Arrabiata in Italian means angry, which is apt as this sauce is spicy and thick. Very easy to make, you can start with prepping the sauce. You can use canned tomato sauce or a tomato paste. Cook it with seasonings, garlic, and onions. Cook and stir it till it makes a thick and luscious paste. Add vegetable or vegan ground meat or vegan sausages to make it meaty. Add the vegan pasta of your choice and voila!
Roasted Tomato Spaghetti with Spinach and Chickpeas: This wholesome and nutrition-packed pasta is every vegan’s dream. Easy to make, you can start by roasting sliced tomatoes in a preheated oven. Add 1 tbsp oil and seasonings as per taste. Meanwhile, prepare your sauce by adding finely chopped onions and garlic to a pan in olive oil and cook them with salt/pepper and garlic powder. Cook for 10 mins on medium. Add bell pepper and then cook for another 5 mins. Then add garlic, roasted tomatoes, pasta water, chickpeas, and crushed tomatoes to this paste and cook it well. Add spinach to it and toss. Now add the vegan spaghetti and toss and add seasonings as per taste.
Hummus Pasta: This is for all hummus lovers. The quickest weeknight dinner you will ever make. If you have some leftover hummus, you are sorted. Boil some pasta and keep the well-salted water. Saute sun-dried tomatoes with the veggies of your choice in a pan. Add hummus, pasta, and ¼ cup of pasta water to the tomatoes and veggies and mix it well. Add seasonings. Since hummus has a lot of garlic, there is no need to add more of it. But if you like, you can. You will get a creamy base flavor and texture. Adding a squeeze of lime is optional.