On week days when I’m working, I always go home for lunch as I like to get out of the office for a change of scenery and I much prefer having hot cooked meals. Your girl is not a massive fan of cold sandwiches or dining al desko.
Since I don’t have the time (or the inclination) to cook elaborate dishes, my go-to is usually pasta. I love how easily you can whip up a quick sauce in the time that it takes for the pasta to cook. It’s minimal effort but always super tasty. Win win!
Today I opened my fridge and staring back at me were 5 big juicy tomatoes so I used them as the base for this sauce and added a few other things I had in my kitchen.
Creamy Tomato Pasta (Vegan)
– Fresh tomatoes (sliced/chopped)– Fresh basil (torn into small pieces)– Garlic (chopped finely)– Olive oil– Frozen peas– Soya cream – Nutritional yeast Method:Fry/sautée garlic in a pan with olive oil and add fresh tomatoes. Simultaneously, cook your pasta in a separate pot.
Simmer the tomatoes until they’re soft and the seeds have oozed out creating a saucy base (around 5 minutes). Add a generous handful of frozen peas, fresh basil, soya cream & nutritional yeast and cook for another few minutes until the peas have warmed through and everything has combined into a lovely sauce.
By this point, the pasta should be cooked. Drain the pasta. Add the pasta to your pan of sauce.Stir everything through and season with salt and pepper to taste. Voilà
What’s your go-to quick lunch?
I’d love to try out some of your suggestions!
Lots of Love