Sunday, 23 March 2008

Tomato-ey tahini pasta sauce with recipe!

I made this for lunch this morning adapted from various recipes... it only takes about 15-20 minutes(serves 2-4)

250g pasta (I used wholewheat fusilli)
3 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, finely diced
optional 250g sliced mushrooms (I used button)
4 tbsp light tahini
5 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp yeast extract (ie marmite, vegemite, etc)
400ml boiled water
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp thyme
pinch of ground black pepper
optional nutritional yeast or vegan "parmesan", to taste

-cook pasta according to instructions; while waiting for it to boil...
- saute the onions (and mushrooms if using) in olive oil over medium-high heat for5 minutes, stirring often
-remove pan from heat for a moment while you add tomato puree, tahini and the boiled water
-return pan to hob, then add yeast extract, herbs and pepper, and bring to boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for a few more minutes
-drain pasta, add to sauce and stir in, then serve! Sprinkle with nutritional yeast or vegan "parmesan" if desired


Tuimeltje said...

nice! Looks tasty.

DJ said...

This looks like one of those 'go-to' recipes I need in my life! Btw - you're tagged, check out my blog for details!