Garlic Pasta- Gluten Free & Vegan
I am always looking for healthy and delicious dinners that are easy, inexpensive and that the entire family will love.
This meal is not only gluten free and dairy free, but its also vegan.
When Tresomega reached out to me about the blogger recipe challenge contest, I was immediately onboard. I had several ideas, but I decided this was the one I would go with first.
I have played around with this recipe a few times and it was always a hit with my family. We loved garlic and this recipe packs some punch with it. It is the perfect healthy dinner to get that healthy garlic in and give your immune system a boost.
You can use fresh or dried herbs with this. Both taste amazing. During the summer I like to pick the herbs from my garden, but dried herbs taste amazing too.
This dinner takes less than 20 minutes to make and is so incredibly inexpensive. It is the perfect dinner for a meatless Monday. I served it with my French bread recipe (insert cookbook link) and broccoli. For the broccoli I simply used the same pan that I cooked the sauce in (once it was empty) and I added a few tablespoons of avocado oil along with lots of garlic, salt and pepper. I added some water and then cooked it until it was tender.
The whole family ate their entire plates and it was hard to resist seconds. Tresomega makes many pasta variations such as penne and fusilli. You can use this sauce with any of them. Spaghetti is always a favorite of ours though. You can purchase their products at: http://www.tresomega.com, sams.com, amazon.com and Walmart.com.
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Gluten free noodles can be difficult. I tend to stay loyal to the ones that I have tried and that cooked well. I never know what to expect when making a new brand of noodles. I have had many noodles turn into mush, or not cook all of the way. Finding one with excellent texture can be a challenge. I have to say that the Tresomega gluten free organic quinoa spaghetti turned out absolutely perfect. I was pleasantly surprised and very happy with it. I cooked it according to the box directions and it had excellent texture, taste and did not get mushy at all!
Give this recipe a try on your next busy day! If you love garlic and pasta like we do then you will find this going on your meal plan regularly. I plan to put it in every week! With shopping at Target, Winco or Trader Joes, I found this dinner to cost around $6 for the 4 of us. Along with bread and a vegetable it is easily less than $10.
Whether you are on a budget, or just love flavorful and fast dinners, this will be the recipe for you.
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 20 minutes
- Total time: 30 minutes
Simple, fast, vegan, and gluten free garlic pasta is a healthy dinner that is done start to finish in 30 minutes. It is a family favorite perfect for the winter months when you want to give your immune system some extra strength to fight the germs!
- 1 14 oz. Can of Diced Tomatoes
- 1/4 Cup Avocado Oil
- 3 TBSP. Garlic, (chopped)
- 1/4 tsp. Pepper
- 2 tsp. Sea Salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. Parsley, (chopped, fresh or dry)
- 1 tsp. Basil, (chopped, fresh or dry)
- 1 8 oz. box Tresomega Gluten Free Quinoa Spaghetti
1. Boil the noodles according to the Tresomega box directions.
2. In a large pan or wide sauce pan add the avocado oil and heat on medium heat.
3. Add the chopped garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
4. Add the salt and pepper.
5. Reduce heat to medium low.
6. Add the can of undrained tomatoes, parsley, and basil.
7. Cook 6-7 minutes stirring every minute or so.
8. Drain pasta once finished. Pour the garlic sauce on top and serve. Enjoy!
Feel free to use fresh or dried herbs for this recipe. Vegan parmesan (or regular if you are not dairy free) tastes great sprinkles on before serving. This pasta is perfect for any garlic lover. My kids love this and it is incredibly easy and fast.