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Veggie Pasta with Peanut Sauce

Kcal

300-350

Fat

25g

Carbs

15g

Protein

7g

Useful Information

Preparation Time –

10 mins

Cooking Time –

20 min

Difficulty –

Easy

Portions –

2

Ingredients

For the veg pasta:

  • 2 carrots
  • half a head of Chinese cabbage
  • 1 red pepper – spiralize the peeled
    carrots, thinly slice the pepper
    and cabbage
  • 1 red chili, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped

For the sauce:

  • 100ml coconut milk
  • 125ml vegetable broth
  • 20g peanut butter,
    ideally crunchy
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to season

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    I came across this recipe recently, and love the idea of making vegetable pasta not just from the usual courgette, but from a whole range of veg. Rich in vitamins, minerals, complex carbs, fibres and healthy fats. This is the second peanut-based meal this month. Feel free to vary the sauce. This will go equally well with standard Bolognese or pesto. This is another handy meal equally enjoyed hot or cold the next day.
    Note: It is worth investing in a spiralizer if you don’t have one already, they’re inexpensive and not a large gadget to store when not in use.

    Veggie Pasta with Peanut Sauce

    Method

    • Prep the veg, chili and garlic as above.

    To start the sauce:

    • Mix coconut milk and broth in a medium pan, bring to the boil and allow to simmer for a few minutes.
    • Now add the soy sauce and lime juice.
    • All to simmer gently.
    • Meanwhile, sauté the vegetables in a hot pan with some sesame oil over medium to hot heat, turning gently.
    • Add 50ml of the sauce, keep stirring and heating gently.
    • Now add everything back into the remainder of the sauce, stir, season with salt and pepper. Ready to serve!

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