Creamy Sundried Tomato Pasta is easy to make on a weeknight, but elegant enough for a special occasion. And it’s oil-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free!
Do you know the secret to making creamy pasta without dairy or oil?
All you need to do is blend soaked raw cashews with water and some seasoning, and you get a luxurious sauce without any milk or oil.
For example, you can make Creamy Asparagus Pasta.
Or one of my go-to recipes Lemon Cream Pasta Sauce.
Be sure to buy raw cashews rather than roasted. In addition, it helps to have a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix.
But if you don’t have one, fear not. You can soak the cashews for 30 minutes in hot water or overnight in the refrigerator, and you’ll be good to go.
Besides making Creamy Sundried Tomato Pasta when you feel like a comforting meal, you can also serve it on special occasions, like Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
This recipe uses the sundried tomatoes you find in a package, rather than the ones packed in oil.
I usually buy them at Trader Joe’s, but you can find them in most supermarkets in the produce section.
And I haven’t tried it yet, but you can even make your own sundried tomatoes at home! Check out this article that explains how to make them in the oven, a dehydrator, or in the sun.
Now let’s make Creamy Sundried Tomato Pasta!
Look how easy it is to make Creamy Sundried Tomato Pasta in this short video!
Creamy Sundried Tomato Pasta
Creamy Sundried Tomato Pasta comes together quickly without oil or dairy. If you don't have a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix, soak the raw cashews in hot water for 30 minutes.
Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain, return to the pot, and set aside.
Blend the sundried tomatoes, cashews, water, lemon juice, and salt and pepper in a high-speed blender until sauce is very smooth. Add more water, if needed.
Add the sauce to the cooked pasta and toss until well coated.
Serve the pasta in bowls and top with fresh parsley, if desired.
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