Vegan Green Pasta

So. What you need to do is…..

…..get yourself some itty bitty pasta. The kind you put in soups. I found these teeny tube shapes in the ‘world food’ section of  our local supermarket – funnily enough, not in the Italian bit.

Then, you want to make a paste from just about any herbs hanging around – flat leaf parsley, coriander, basil. Sorta like a pesto ‘cept not. No pine nuts necessary but fennel, celery and onion are good components for flavour.

Put it all in a pan, cook it up and bingo, you’ve got yourself one tasty little supper dish. That easy.

Y’know, I need more simplicity in my kitchen, which is why I’ve been loving this paste thing so much. I’ve used it with rice, giant couscous and I plan to use it with other grains. It’s a winner.

And I think it’s only appropriate that I give credit to the magnificent Ms. Miers. That lady knows food. Big love.

ingredients

herbs –  flat leaf parsely, coriander, basil etc.

fennel, celery or onion  – some or all

garlic – big clove

lemon or lime juice – a bit

olive oil – glug

salt and pepper

mini pasta shapes – about a cup

1/2 vegetable stock cube

halved cherry tomatoes – a few

cubed basil tofu –  optional

method

make a paste. lightly fry. add the pasta and stir to coat it. add the stock cube and cover with water.

simmer until all the water is absorbed, add a little more water and continue to simmer until the pasta is fully cooked.

stir through the tomatoes and basil tofu. heat through. season. serve.

6 responses to “Vegan Green Pasta”

  1. Tommi Miers says:

    You are a honey, thanks so much txxx

    • peasoupeats says:

      No, thank you! You are wonderful, thanks for all the recipes and inspiration:) So excited right now…..

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  3. Nastia says:

    I love your blog!! I’m going to keep following you 🙂 I was about to make this recipe, but I didn’t have the herbs.. soo.. I’ll make it another day 🙂

    • peasoupeats says:

      your comment has really made my day – thank you:) yes, you must make the paste, it is so delicious!

  4. Danielle says:

    Hi Aine,
    I was wondering a rough weight for the herbs in this recipe.
    Thanks

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