Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Lazy Lemon Spinach Pasta: One Pot Pasta



I like to think of this as perhaps the adult version of buttered noodles? It came about after watching a movie and getting home late, with bare cupboards and hungry bellies. Now normal TVP sauce pasta isn't exactly a kitchen marathon but I wanted something faster and with even less clean up.

Which is how the following recipe was born!
Optional Try hard: Save your lemon slices for the food porn ;)
Lazy Lemon One Pot Pasta

  • 2 Handfuls of spaghetti (I used the veggie blend pasta for added nutrients but any whole grain would work, or white)
  • 3 cups veggie broth (or bullion powder)
  • 1/2 small lemon slices
  • 1/2 T mince garlic (from a jar for added laziness)
  • 3 T Earth balance/vegan butter
  • 1 bunch spinach loosely chopped (any other light green would work)
  • 2 T dried oregano (fresh would be better but my plant died :( )
  • Splash soy milk
  • Salt/Pepper/Nooch to taste

Combine everything in a large pot on medium heat. Cook with cover on until noodles fall into the liquid, stir occasionally for ~10 mins or until your pasta is done. I cooked it for about 4 extra mins with the cover off for the liquid to reduce, basically you want the soy milk/vegan butter to help thicken the mixture and you can pull out your lemon slices as the flesh dissolves.
boiling it should look like this and smell like heaven
Adding nooch helps to thicken it a bit and give it a flavour boost. I tossed my finished product with some toasted sesame seeds/hemp hearts but a vegan parm or nut parm would be nice too.
As the pasta cooks you can see the liquid thicken and envelop the noodles
Voila a bare bones pantry pasta with minimal clean up, one pot, no strainer and great leftovers. If you don't have fresh lemon you could easily give a few tbs or lemon juice from a jar and it would be just as good. I am so pleased with how well this turned out and it's likely something I will always have the required goods for.
Fork Ready!!
Hope this helps someone else who is hungry and lazy out there! <3 br="">

1 comment:

Julie said...

This sounds great; lazy meals are the best!