Quinoa Shell Pasta, White Garlic Jalapeno Sauce with Carrots and Red Bell Pepper. Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree Recipe

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Easy Vegan Jalapeno white Sauce with Quinoa Shell pasta

Woah woah.. Just 400 Page Views away from hitting 1 Million, thats 1000000 Page Views! How awesome is that. Thank you everyone for continuing to visit and for being there for the blog! :)

A simple white sauce and pasta recipe today. The sauce is easy to put together and flexible to taste. Add or remove some flavors for variations. I added some Jalapeno to this sauce and paired it with sweet carrots and Red bell pepper and Quinoa shell pasta.

This creamy spicy sauce with the sweet veggies works out just perfect for a weeknight quick meal. Change up the veggies, top it with cheese, double up the recipe.

Eat me.

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What is your favorite weeknight pasta sauce?

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Quinoa shells, White garlic Jalapeno Sauce with Carrots and Red Bell Pepper

Allergy Information: Dairy, egg, soy, yeast free. Can be easily glutenfree.
Serves 2. Cook Time 15-20 minutes


2-2.5 cups cooked Quinoa shells or other pasta of choice, cooked according to instruction
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil or other oil or choice (or vegetable broth to make Oil free)
1 large Carrot peeled and sliced
1/2 a large Red bell pepper sliced
1 medium Tomato chopped small
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried basil or parsley


2-4 Tablespoons ground raw Cashew(more for thicker sauce)
2 Tablespoons Flour(I used wheat, use any neutral flour or cashew flour)
1/2 cup Coconut milk or other non dairy milk of choice
1/2 Jalapeno(or to taste or Leave out for plain white garlic sauce)
3-4 cloves of garlic(Use roasted garlic for a roasted garlic sauce)
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil (Omit for Oil free)

Sauce Variations:

Use roasted Garlic instead of raw garlic.
Add a teaspoon of onion flakes
Use ground white pepper to taste instead of Jalapeno
Add a generous pinch of fresh grated nutmeg.


Blend all the ingredients of the Jalapeno garlic Sauce until smooth and keep ready.
In a large pan, saute the veggies for 4-5 minutes.
(Saute in vegetable broth to make Oilfree)
Add the pasta, salt, dried basil, tomatoes and sauce and mix well.
Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes on low heat until the sauce begins to boil and thickens.
Taste and adjust salt.
Stir and cover for another 2 minutes.
Serve hot.
Top with non dairy Mozzarella or bread crumbs or white pepper or serve as is.

This pasta is being shared at Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Shine Supper Club, Allergy Free Wednesdays, Rickis wellness weekend.


  1. One million page views?!! Holy cow, Richa! That's awesome!!! Congratulations!

    I like the idea of making it easier to find recipes on your blog. There have been times that I've been looking for something specific in the past, and it's been a little tricky to find it.

    This pasta dish looks so delicious! I love the sound of that creamy jalapeño sauce. It looks like the perfect cozy comfort food!

    1. Thank you Cadry!! I know.. i am super excited too.. Hubbs is finally upgrading my camera to celebrate:)

      I know, i try to keep the by label index updated, and google search isnt that great either:)
      It is comfort food for us with the spice indeed:)

  2. you go girl! your blog is so famous! not to mention, you have great, innovative ideas and beautiful pictures!

    i'm excited for your blog makeover. they are always fun!

    i love this white garlic jalapeno sauce! it looks so delicious and i can't wait to make it!

    1. Thanks Caitlin! Now that famous yet;) I know, i have to add that to the schedule.. i tried changing up stuff last year and did not like the colors, so change sit back.. change.. is difficult:)

  3. This looks seriously delicious! And congrats on all those page views :)

  4. Greatttt pasta dish..super yummyyy...


  5. Congrats Richa! That is awesome! This recipe is super yummy! I am going to give it a shot :)

    1. Thank you Sandhya! do let me know when you do!

  6. Please tell me you ate more than just that little ramekin - I am pretty sure I could see myself eating the whole pan of this by myself it looks so freakin' amazing! hahaha FEED ME Richa :)

    1. :D. this is the leftover pasta.. i ate most of it for lunch, then decided i should click a few pictures.. found a rmekin that could fit without looking empty and click nd then evening snack ;)

  7. Congrats on great milestone.. Lovely recipe.. We don't get Quinoa shells here in Singapore... Send me some :-)

  8. This is such a healthful recipe, Richa. I've been cooking more with gluten-free pasta too, and I really like it. I don't usually add carrots to pasta, but you seem to have made it work. Great pictures, as always.

  9. Looks so yummy Richa! I love creamy pasta options and have a pack of quinoa pasta sitting at the back of my cupboard somewhere that I must use!

    1. i go through psta sauce phases.. last year it was all about no sauce, and more herbs. this year its all about creamy sauces:)

  10. Richa, your blog is a great resource for vegans and non-vegans...

    Thanks for posting so many vegan recipes.

  11. Making a dairy free white sauce - you have pulled it off so well. Awesome clicks too. Your blog will touch a million hits in no time now and you deserve every bit of that special moment - enjoy to the full!

  12. Congrats on 1 million views! You're a rock star!

    I don't even really love pasta, but every time you make some, I want it. Bad. :-)

    I think you're on the right track with making recipes easier to find and so on. I think that no matter what you do, Vegan Richa is still going to be awesome. :-)

    1. Thank you Kristy! I have to get to coding up a recipe search one of these weeks :)

  13. Congratulations on reaching this milestone! Now you know that the next million or two will absolutely fly by. There's good reason you've attracted such an audience, and you prove that with every new post. :)

    1. Thank you Hannah. you are too kind:))

  14. Hi, let me know if I can publish this recipe in my emagazine DNS, DNS is promoting food bloggers from India by publishing recipes from Indian blogs based on a monthly theme giving full credit to the author/blog.
    if you are ok then mail me your short bio and pasta/spaghetti recipe to ver.neha@hotmail.com
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  15. Congrats on all the page views! I'm not surprised so many people stop by to check out your delicious recipes and drool over your beautiful pictures! Keep up the excellent work :)

  16. Love the way this looks! Cheesy and spicy : )

  17. I just made this recipe twice in one week, so simple and delicious! The second time I added some chipotle powder for an extra kick and a bit of kale... mmm:)

    1. I know right.. its one of my fave weeknight option.. flexible with different herbs and spices and ready in 15 minutes!

  18. Is there another option I could use in place of the cashew cream?

    1. See http://www.veganricha.com/2013/05/pasta-and-sauce-in-jar-white-sauce.html for options with other nuts/seeds and with no nuts.


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