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Creamy Vegan Tahini Pasta

This creamy tahini pasta is a hearty, healthy, and super filling vegan weeknight dinner! With simple ingredients and easy steps, this cooks in under 30 minutes!
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Emily

Equipment

  • Large Pot
  • Large pan
  • Sharp Knife
  • Whisk or fork

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Begin by bringing a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil.
  • Finely mince 3 cloves of garlic and juice 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  • Boil the pasta until just past al dente.
  • Drain and reserve 1 cup of pasta water. Set to the side.
  • Add olive oil to a hot pan, then toss in the minced garlic.
  • Sauté garlic until just barely golden, but be careful as it will burn easily.
  • Once garlic is golden, lower the heat to medium and add lemon juice.
  • Next, mix in the tahini and us a whisk or a fork to combine thoroughly. Turn the heat off.
  • Pour in a small amount of pasta water to thin the sauce to your liking.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the pan with the tahini sauce and gently mix to combine.
  • Once all of the pasta is coated, add more pasta water if necessary. I used about ½ cup of pasta water total.
  • Season with salt and garnish with red pepper flakes, fresh cracked black pepper, and herbs!

Notes

  • Don't forget to reserve ½ cup to 1 cup of pasta water once you boil the pasta! This is a very important part of making the sauce come out as silky and creamy and not chunky and thick!
  • Top this pasta with some Crispy Roasted Chickpeas for a very hummus-like pasta dish!
  • Store this pasta in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. This pasta is best when enjoyed fresh, so be sure to heat it back up and add more water to keep the sauce loose.

Nutrition

Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.1g | Protein: 11.1g | Fat: 15.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Sodium: 581.8mg | Potassium: 9.2mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 4.5mg | Iron: 10.1mg
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