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3 Delicious Vegan Pasta Dishes
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3 Delicious Vegan Pasta Dishes

Prep Time: ~10 minutes each

Cook Time: ~10 minutes each

When considering vegan pasta, it can be difficult for some to imagine pasta without its characteristic cheesy and meaty focus; however, with a bit of creativity and a desire for better health, you can make delicious pasta that is 100% vegan as well as delicious and filling.

For genuine vegan pasta, make pasta from scratch. Vegan pasta has only three ingredients: vegan flour like sorghum, semolina or coconut; water, and salt. Knead all three together, roll it out on a floured board, and cut it into the shape you want for your dish. You can use a pizza cutter to make spaghetti, lasagna or linguini, or a biscuit cutter to make ravioli.

With the basic pasta dough down, you can try these three delicious recipes!

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Summertime Pasta Salad Using vegan pasta from scratch, create a delicious summertime pasta salad. For the salad, feel free to be creative with the pasta’s shape. Though it may be hard to mold ruote wagon-wheel shapes, you can pinch circles of dough to make bowtie-style pasta or shell-like pasta pieces with some experimentation.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. vegan pasta, cut in whatever shape you desire
  • 8 ounces frozen snow peas
  • 1½ cups fresh raw broccoli florets
  • ½ cup cauliflower florets
  • 1/3 cup carrot shavings
  • 1/4 cup kale diced
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 3/4 cups orange sections
  • ½ cup grapefruit sections
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Balsamic vinegar to taste

Directions:

  1. Cook vegan pasta until it is al dente.
  2. Briefly blanch frozen peas.
  3. Drain pasta and allow to cool.
  4. Oil a large salad bowl (preferably with olive oil, peanut oil or walnut oil). Coat oil with the garlic clove around the entire inside surface.
  5. Add in pasta and other ingredients. Blend well.
  6. Drizzle with Balsamic vinegar and add more oil if desired. Serves four.

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Vegan Gnocchi a la Faggioli This recipe is also fast and easy to make. Gnocchi is made from a cup of boiled potatoes, drained, cooled, and mashed. Add potatoes to your vegan pasta dough and knead it until fully combined before beginning.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. vegan pasta/potato dough
  • 16 ounces cooked cannellini beans (canned or freshly prepared)
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro (about ½ cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Dash balsamic vinegar

Directions:

  1. Cut gnocchi dough into three sections.
  2. Hand roll each section into long 1/2 inch wide "logs."
  3. To form gnocchi, cut the logs into small "pillows" and boil them until they float.
  4. Drain and add olive oil and crushed garlic.
  5. Add in beans, tomato, coriander and vinegar.
  6. Toss until well blended. Serves four.

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Sweet Vegan Ravioli You might not normally think of pasta as a possible means for dessert, but ravioli isn't just a main entree. With berries stuffed inside, ravioli can also be served as a sweet treat.

Ingredients:

  • Vegan pasta dough
  • Blanched berries sweetened with agave
  • Powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Cut dough with a biscuit cutter to make ravioli.
  2. Fill half of the pasta circles with sweetened berries.
  3. Fold over the pasta and seal.
  4. Fry the ravioli lightly in walnut oil, then drain.
  5. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!

You can always go to a restaurant like Ynot Italian to eat pasta the way you like it, but these recipes are a delicious and healthy way to add heartiness to your vegan dinner table without much effort.

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    What an awesome post, Dixie! Happy to have it on the site. We pinned it to our Great Vegan Entrees board on Pinterest.
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