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Vegan Creamy Broccoli And Tomato Pasta
Savor the rich blend of whole wheat pasta with broccoli, aromatic veggies, and a creamy lemon basil cashew sauce in this nourishing vegan dish.
60 minutes,   2-3 Servings
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Sauce Ingredients
1 cup Unsalted roasted cashews
3 cloves Garlic
1 Lemon
1 cup Packed fresh basil
1 cup Water
½ tsp Salt
Pasta Ingredients
8 oz Pasta (your choice)
3 cups Broccoli florets
2 Tbsp Olive oil
1 medium Yellow onion, diced
1 medium Red bell pepper, diced
3 oz Sun-dried tomatoes, julienned
4 oz Arugula or spinach
to taste Kosher salt
to taste Ground black pepper
Sauce Preparation
1.  Add all sauce ingredients to a blender or food processor.
2.  Blend or process until smooth and creamy.
3.  Set the sauce aside, (you can make it ahead and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.)
Preparation
1.  Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta (8 oz).
2.  Once boiling, generously salt the water.
3.  Add the pasta (8 oz) and cook to al dente, according to package directions.
4.  About 2 minutes before the pasta is al dente, add the broccoli florets (3 cups) to the pot to cook with the pasta as the pasta finishes cooking.
5.  Reserve 1 cup of the starchy pasta water.
6.  Drain the pasta and set aside.
7.  Add the olive oil (2 tbsp) to a large skillet over medium heat.
8.  Once hot, add in the diced onion and bell pepper (1 each).
9.  Season with 1 tsp kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste.
10.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies soften slightly, this could take 3-4 minutes.
11.  Once softened, add the sun-dried tomatoes (3 oz) and spinach (4 oz) to the skillet.  © FirstPageRecipes.com
12.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sun-dried tomatoes soften and the spinach wilts slightly, this could take about 1-2 minutes.
13.  Once the veggies are ready, add the drained pasta & broccoli to the skillet.
14.  Add the sauce prepared earlier.
15.  Toss to combine, adding small amounts of the reserved pasta water to reach a nice consistency.
16.  Taste and season additionally with salt or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, as desired.

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