Vegan Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta is easy to make on a weeknight, but elegant enough for a special occasion. The sauce is oil-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
Do you know the secret to making creamy sauces without any dairy or oil?
It's raw cashews!
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 Spinach & Mushroom Pasta. Or one of my go-to recipes, Lemon Cream Pasta Sauce. And don't forget Mac and Cheese with Garlic Spinach.
You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make delicious pasta dishes when you have raw cashews!
- Sun-dried tomatoes
- Raw cashews
- Lemon juice
- Salt and pepper
This recipe uses the sun dried tomatoes you find in a package, rather than the ones packed in oil. You can find them in most supermarkets in the produce section, at your local Trader Joe's, or on Amazon.
Raw cashews are perfect for making creamy pasta sauces because they eliminate the need for dairy and oil. Be sure to buy raw cashews rather than roasted and salted.
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 this pasta dish when you feel like a comforting meal, you can also serve it on special occasions, like Christmas and Valentine's Day.
But making this creamy tomato pasta is so quick and easy, there's no reason to save it for special occasions.
Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain, return to the pot, and set aside.
- Blend the sun dried 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.
Nutritional information is an estimation only.
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