Sun-Dried Tomato, Mushrooms & Cashew “Ricotta” Pasta

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Sun-Dried Tomato, Mushrooms & Cashew “Ricotta” Pasta


Ingredients

  • * 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • * 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • * 1 onion diced
  • * 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • * 2 cups of sliced mushrooms
  • * 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
  • * 1/2 cup of chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • * 1 tbsp olive oil
  • * 1 tsp chilli flakes – optional
  • * a packet of spaghetti or fettuccine pasta
  • * salt and peper to taste
  • * fresh basil
  • Cashew Ricotta Cheese:
  • * 1 cup of soaked raw cashews in water (minimum 2 hours- best overnight)
  • * 1/2 cup of water
  • * 2 tbsp of nutritional yeast * 1/2 tsp of salt
  • * 1/2 tsp of garlic flakes

Instructions

  1. Boil some water and cook your pasta following the packet instructions.
  2. Cook the onion and garlic in a pan with olive oil.
  3. Add in the mushrooms.
  4. Add the chili flakes, dried herbs and cook until mushrooms and capsicum are cooked.
  5. Add in the sundries tomatoes and the can of diced tomatoes and simmer on low heat.
  6. Once the pasta is cooked, drained and mix with the sauce.
  7. For the cashew ricotta:
  8. Rinse and drain the cashews.
  9. Mix the cashews in a blender with the water, salt and nutritional yeast until creamy.
  10. Serve a large dollop on each pasta bowl to add a cheesy creamy factor!

 

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