close
description

Want more recipes?

Download our recipe app and get hundreds of whole-food, plant-based recipes at your fingertips.

4.7
description
Download the app
  • Ready In: / Cook Time:
  • Makes 8 cups

The secret to a great pasta primavera is the right balance of vegetable flavors and textures, plus a killer sauce. This vegan pasta recipe fits the bill, with crisp-tender broccoli, sweet bell peppers, earthy mushrooms, and tangy tomatoes, all of which are topped with a creamy walnut-and-herb sauce that gets a spicy kick from sambal oelek, an Asian chile paste. Sambal oelek can be found in the Asian section of most supermarkets, but you can also substitute a few drops of your favorite hot sauce. When blending the sauce, don’t worry about pre-chopping the parsley and cilantro. Simply trim away the larger stems before measuring the leaves, then place them directly in the food processor.

Recipe from drmcdougall.com

vegan pasta

Ingredients

  • 2 cups walnut pieces
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 to 2 lemons)
  • ⅓ cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • ⅓ cup packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek chile paste or hot sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 ounces dried rotini pasta
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups red and/or yellow bell pepper strips
  • 16 ounces fresh mushrooms, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Combine the walnuts, stock, lemon juice, cilantro, parsley, garlic, chile paste, and salt (if using) in a food processor or blender and purée until smooth. Season with pepper.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the broccoli and bell peppers; cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms; cook for 2 minutes more. Drain.
  3. Transfer the pasta mixture to a large bowl. Add the sauce, and toss to coat. Add the tomatoes; toss gently to combine. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.
tags:

Comments (2)

(4.5 from 2 votes)
Your Rating has been added Your Comment has been added
Add a Comment and/or Rating
Leave a Reply
Recipe Rating
Please provide a rating
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
You need to provide a comment or rating to submit
Raquel2 weeks ago
Reply
Do you want to report this comment as inappropriate?

This was sooo good…although next time I´ll do the vegetables apart so I don´t have to throw their vitamins with the water.

Mark2 weeks ago
Reply
Do you want to report this comment as inappropriate?

Such a lot of hard work obviously goes into these recipes and I’m sure you’d welcome more comments.
I made this exactly according to the recipe, except for substituting Cap Bon- type harissa + some olive oil to the sauce and it was delicious.
Next time, I might turn the veg for a minute or two in a pan before adding, but the main event was the sauce, which I feel works without any added nooch on account of the texture and flavour of the walnuts. Thank you.

Discover finger-lickin’good food with our app

description

Get inspired! Our chefs add delicious new plant-based recipes every week to keep mealtime exciting and satisfying.

Get the recipe app

Healthy eatingshouldn't be a hassle

description

With weekly meal plans, Forks Meal Planner takes the hard work out of making nutritious meals the whole family will enjoy.

Get meal planner
description
about the author

Mary McDougall, RN

Mary McDougall, RN, is a nurse and co-author of eight national bestselling books. She lectures nationwide, has created over 2,000 health-supporting recipes, and has been caring for people with diet and lifestyle medicine for 25 years.

vegan pasta see more from this author
description
Free download

Free 5-Day Meal Plan!

Get a taste for healthy, fuss-free meal planning with this free five-day meal plan from Forks Meal Planner!

More from Forks Over Knives

Join our mailing list

Get free recipes and the latest info on living a happy, healthy plant-based lifestyle.

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap