Here is a deliciously creamy pasta dish that is such a crowd pleaser! To make this a super quick, easy dinner, we use jarred roasted peppers, a great cupboard staple, garlic powder that you can get in most stores and works even better than fresh in this creamy cashew sauce.
300 g dried wholemeal penne
100 g cashew nuts – soaked overnight or soak in boiling water for 10 mins
500 ml oat milk
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
juice of 1/2 a lemon
100 g jarred roasted red peppers
20 g fresh basil
- Cook your pasta as per instructions on the pack in well salted water. While it is cooking time to make the creamy red pepper sauce sauce.
- Blend all ingredients for the sauce (except the basil) till smooth.
- Drain the pasta, keeping some pasta water aside. Add the drained pasta and cashew sauce to the empty pot, mix well over low heat until warmed through, adding a few tablespoons of pasta water if needed and simmer until the sauce has thickened nicely to your desired consistency.
- Pick the basil leaves and roughly chop. Taste and season before serving with the chopped basil. Enjoy!!