This is a very quick recipe. Boil the pasta, blend the ingredients, sauté the kale and serve!
Nutritional yeast is an excellent vegan source of protein and vitamins especially the B-complex vitamins and is a complete protein. It is naturally low in fat and sodium and is free of sugar, dairy and gluten, and fortified with Vitamin B-12 … important for red blood cell formation and nerve cells development.
Spicy Cashew Cream Penne with Kale
8 ounces penne pasta
3/4 cup cashews
1/4 onion, chopped
3 large handfuls of kale (about 4-5 cups, loosely packed)
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons salsa (optional)
1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. chile powder
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. garlic salt
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cook pasta according to directions.
In a large pan, warm a few tablespoons of olive oil. Toss in chopped onions and kale, and sauté until kale has cooked down completely.
In a blender, add cashews, nutritional yeast, spices, salsa, and non-dairy milk. Blend until you have a creamy consistency, adding more milk or water if too thick.
Add cooked kale to pasta and toss with cream sauce.
Sprinkle with a dash of chile powder for some color. Enjoy!
Health and nutrition don’t have to be very difficult. It just takes a little bit of planning.
Recipe adapted from: cheapandsimpleveganrecipes.com