Vegan Quinoa Pasta

This is the perfect feel better bowl of pasta! I have the dreadful winter cold and nothing tastes good and I’m sick of soup. I felt like something hearty and warm but not too complicated with flavors. Also, I wanted to incorporate lots of healthy vitamin C packed veggies like peppers and chard.

Did you know that bell peppers, hot chili peppers, broccoli and dark leafy greens have more vitamin C than an orange! These super star veggies are naturally lower in sugar too. So stay ahead of the cold season by eating more vitamin C packed veggies weekly and your body will thank you.

I made a tasty Quinoa & Veggie Pasta and without even trying I made it vegan.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg quinoa spaghetti

    Vegan Quinoa Pasta

    Vegan Quinoa Pasta

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 anaheim pepper
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 4 stalks of rainbow chard
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 chunk of ginger
  • 1 tBs garam masala
  • 3 tbs of tamarind sauce or soy sauce
  • salt & pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
  1. Boil water for pasta and cook according to package.
  2. Peel ginger and garlic and thinly slice. Thinly slice peppers. Thinly slice stalks of chard working your way up to leafy tops.
  3. Heat large saute pan over high heat and coat with olive oil. Toss in peppers, ginger, garlic and chard. Cook for about 5 minutes then add garam marsala and salt & pepper.
  4. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water. Drain pasta and add to saute pan. Drizzle with olive oil and add tamarind sauce.
  5. Mix everything together and give it a taste. Add more pasta water, tamarind sauce and olive oil if needed.
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One response to “Vegan Quinoa Pasta”

  1. Recovered Baptist says :

    Looks delicious. Dairy and red meat free here looking into going vegan. I will have to give this a try!

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