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Spinach & Artichoke Creamy Pasta [vegan] 2020 © Annabelle Randles | The Flexitarian

Spinach & Artichoke Creamy Pasta [vegan]

No need for cheese, cream or dairy .. a rich and silky cashew sauce is the secret to this vegan spinach & artichoke creamy pasta.
5 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEDairy-Free Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, High Fibre Recipes, Soya-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Pasta & Noodles
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 436 kcal

Equipment

  • bowl
  • Frying pan
  • Blender
  • saucepan

Ingredients
 
 

FOR THE WHITE SAUCE:

  • 150 g cashews soaked overnight
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 250 ml water
  • lemon juice to taste
  • grated nutmeg to taste

FOR THE PASTA:

  • 1 red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 260 g baby spinach leaves
  • 280 g jar grilled artichokes in oil
  • 400 g can cannellini beans
  • 3 tsp capers
  • 12 sundried tomatoes in oil
  • 300 g pasta
  • fresh parsley to serve

Instructions
 

  • Soak the cashews in water for 4 hours to overnight. When ready, place drained cashews in a blender with nutritional yeast and water. Whizz until smooth. Season to taste with lemon juice, nutmeg, salt & pepper.
  • Place 2 Tbsp of the artichokes oil in a large frying pan. Add chopped red onion and fry gently until soft. Add spinach and grated garlic. Cook until spinach has wilted.
  • In the meantime cook pasta according to packet instructions.
  • When spinach has wilted, add quartered artichokes to pan, alongside drained cannellini beans, white sauce, capers and finely chopped sundried tomatoes. Cook gently until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve pasta with vegetables in creamy sauce and freshly chopped parsley on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 300gCalories: 436kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 19gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 1000mgPotassium: 1122mgFiber: 12gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 7238IUVitamin C: 50mgCalcium: 178mgIron: 8mg
Keyword artichoke, pasta, Spinach
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