Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pasta with Greens

If you've followed my blog for some time it will probably come as no surprise to you that I'm a pasta lover! In fact our whole family is! I am very pleased that I have finally got my husband to be a pasta eater too now!
I love to serve pasta in ways that aren't always just a standard red sauce and this is one of those alternative ways :-)
The little kick of sweet chili sauce adds a lovely touch without too much heat - don't skip it! 

You'll need:
250g pasta of choice
1/2 bunch kale, chopped into little pieces
8 large broccoli florets, chopped into little pieces
1 can chickpeas, drained

1 cup soymilk
1 Tablespoon cornflour
1 Tablespoon sweet chili sauce
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon garlic

Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook for recommended time. With 3 minutes spare, add the kale, broccoli and chickpeas.

Drain the pasta and vegetables.

While the pasta is draining, use the pot to make the cheesey sauce. 
*Remove the pot from the stove*
Combine all the sauce ingredients (soymilk, cornflour, sweet chili, nutritional yeast, garlic) in the pan and whisk together til cornflour and nutritional yeast has dissolved and the sauce in smooth. *This won't work properly if the pot is on the heat still as you need to dissolved cornflour in COLD fluid.

Return to the heat and continue to whisk until slightly thickened. Approx 3-4 minutes. 
Pour the drained pasta and vegetables back into the pot and stir well until all pasta has sauce over it.

Serves 3


  1. I am not a huge pasta lover, but one of the dishes I did love growing up was spaghetti with a homemade (Mum made) spinach and ricotta sauce, then drizzled with sweet chilli sauce. This is like a vegan version with a twist :-)

    1. I love when pasta is made with different sauces! Sounds like you're mum's version would be tasty - veganised of course ;-)!

  2. Love pasta and this one looks yum. I often use broccolini in my pasta dishes

  3. This sounds perfect as a quick week day dish. Love how you've managed to cook it all in one pot! It's going straight on my pin board :)

    1. I love pinterest ;-)
      Less washing up is always a good thing - esp on week nights!

  4. that sounds so delicious - I could eat a huge bowlful - not sure about the rest of my household though - but I do have a nice leftover pasta in vegan cheese sauce to have with dinner tonight that I am looking forward to

  5. Yup! Totally up my alley, here! nice! Pasta and greens! YAY! Everything looks yummy!

  6. Oh, that sounds so good! I love the steam in that picture - makes you want to eat the food right now.

    1. hehe I must admit it was hard to take the picture before ploughing right into this dish!!!