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Turmeric Pasta 

Turmeric Pasta Plant Based
 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cashews, soaked for 4 hours
  • 1/2 onion, small dice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Pinch chili flakes
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup pasta water
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 package gluten free spaghetti
  • Vegan Parmesan, grated
  • Handful micro greens
Method
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta till al dente. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of pasta water.
  2. Drain cashews and place in a high-speed blender.
  3. In a large pan heat olive oil and chili flakes. Add onion and sauté until soft. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  4. Scrape onion garlic mixture into the blender and add lemon juice, dijon, turmeric, nutritional yeast, sea salt, cracked pepper and 1/2 cup pasta water. Turn blender on high, scraping down sides as needed. If sauce appears too thick add 1-2 tbsp more pasta water. Check for seasoning.
  5. Add cooked pasta into pan and pour sauce over. Use tongs to thoroughly coat noodles, again add a splash of pasta water if needed. Garnish with chili flakes, more cracked pepper and micro greens. Enjoy!
More Benefits of Turmeric 
Turmeric is great for just about every aspect of our well-being. Turmeric contains the active ingredient curcumin, a phytochemical with anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant activity with a range benefit. The anti-inflammatory ability of turmeric may help treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowl disease, metabolic syndrome, and anxiety. Beyond its anti-inflammatory effects, curcumin also has antiseptic, anti-viral and anti-cancer properties. Now that is a powerful spice.

Turmeric Pasta Plant Based

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