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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.
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Quinoa Shell pasta with Garlic Jalapeno sauce.
- 2 cups (200 g) 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 (0.5 ) a large Red bell pepper sliced
- 1 medium Tomato chopped small
- 1/2 teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) salt
- 1 teaspoon dried basil or parsley
- 2-4 Tablespoons (2 Tablespoons) ground raw Cashew more for thicker sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Flour I used wheat, use any neutral flour or cashew flour
- 1/2 cup (113 ml) Coconut milk or other non dairy milk of choice
- 1/2 (0.5 ) Jalapeno or to taste or Leave out for plain white garlic sauce
- 3-4 cloves (3 cloves) of garlic Use roasted garlic for a roasted garlic sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) mustard powder
- 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1/4 teaspoon (0.25 teaspoon) salt
- 1 Tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil Omit for Oil free
- 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.