Happy Friday!! To celebrate this gorgeous sunny start to the weekend I wanted to share my new pasta recipe with you: vegan Summer Veggie Sauce Pasta with Basil Feta! If you remember I shared a recipe for Warm Summer Veggie and Herb Dip a few days ago, and this recipe come from that! I had extra dip left over (recipe testing means we always have leftovers) and I thought… this would make an amazing pasta sauce. Also, if you’re not a warm dip lover, this is a great way to use that healthy dip recipe for something that suits your fancy a little more :).
So, I popped it in the vitamix and blended it until mostly smooth, added a little bit of pasta water to thin it out and make it silky, and then blitzed some vegan feta and fresh basil in the food processor until crumbly. Put it all together, and you have a winner! I love the idea of making the dip and then using the leftovers for this pasta because then you get two meals from one! This is an excellent recipe for summer as it uses all the in-season summer veggies and herbs. I’m telling you, this one is a new fav and I will be enjoying it all summer long!
About the dip…
So easy. It’s all cooked in a skillet until saucy, and then we stir in a little bit of hummus to add creaminess and the perfect amount of garlicky tang. You could even just stir the pasta into the dip if you like a chunkier sauce with whole veggies, or you can blend the dip until smooth. I blended it because I love a classic sauce texture, but adding the pasta right to the dip takes out that extra step. Up to you! Even Greg was surprised at how much he loves this recipe, because normally he’s not really a vegetable-lover!Print