How to Make a Quick Vegan Tomato Basil Cream Pasta

by Brian Quiñones Jr🍴

Since transitioning into vegan-hood months ago, this been my go-to italian pasta dish. Its so good and the cashews give it a creamy taste and texture. Hope you all give it a try😜

Supplies

  • 2 Servings
  • 1 Large Ripe Tomato
  • ½ Cups Raw Cashews
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • ¼ Cups Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Minced (optional)
  • 6 Ounces Whole Wheat Pasta
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Wine or Water (optional)
  • 2 Teaspoons Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 Large Handful Basil Leaves (chopped)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    1 Ripe Tomato & an optional 2 Baby Tomatoes for good luck🍅😊

    Step 2

    1 Tbsp. of Tomato Paste☺

    Step 3

    1/2 Cup Raw Cashews

    Step 4

    3 Tbsp. of wine; i was feeling marsala today, you could try it with red or white w. Bag of Whole Wheat Pasta. Tip: If you prefer to stay away from using wine in your meal, water will be just fine😉

    Step 5

    2-4 Cloves of Garlic. I love the taste of garlic so i used the maximum of 4 😜

    Step 6

    Large handful of basil. Be Generous😘

    Step 7

    Salt & Black Pepper to season. Fact: I love using Himalayan Sea Salt as much as possible. People swear by this and it has essential health benefits😋✌

    Step 8

    Put Water to Boil for Pasta. Add Salt

    Step 9

    Prepare 1/2 Cup Cashews, 1 Tbsp. Tomato Paste and 1/4 Cup Water

    Step 10

    Core the tomato, Roughly Chop it. Add to your blender, seeds, skin and all.

    Step 11

    Also add in tomato paste, cashews and water

    Step 12

    Blend until very smooth👏

    Step 13

    Add olive oil to large sauté pan over medium-high heat 🔥🔥

    Step 14

    Prepare garlic for pan. I used a garlic mincer from Pampered Chef. Or you could always mince with a chopping knife.

    Step 15

    Mince right into hot oiled pan. Do not let garlic burn, after all garlic is on pan let sizzle for about 30 seconds, then quickly grab the blended tomato sauce and pour in pan.

    Step 16

    Perfect👍

    Step 17

    Add pasta in boiled water. Cook for 7 minutes or until Al Dente

    Step 18

    Throw in your wine or water. I used Marsala Wine to thin the sauce. Yum

    Step 19

    Salt and pepper to taste

    Step 20

    Grab handful of basil

    Step 21

    Chop finely & De stem

    Step 22

    Drain out pasta

    Step 23

    Place in sauté pan with sauce

    Step 24

    Add chopped basil

    Step 25

    Stir until all incorporated

    Step 26

    Yes almost complete:)

    Step 27

    Now place into serving bowl and top with some extra chopped basil for garnish

    Step 28

    Side view👉👈

    Step 29

    Al dente👌

    Step 30

    Hey i wasn't ready...😝

    Step 31

    Ok camera ready📷😎 Hope you all follow for more great guides, Enjoy!🍝