GEN'S VEGAN CREAMY WHITE PASTA SAUCE WITH BROCCOLI

 

  • Cooking Time: 5
  • Servings: 4-6
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 (350 g) medium or firm tofu
  • 1- 1 ½ lemon (to taste…I usually use just a little more than 1 lemon)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • About 2/3 cup oil (you can also put less and add water instead)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil, minced
  • 450 g cooked pasta
  • 1 head of broccoli, steamed

Directions

  • Blend the tofu, lemon juice, honey, and oil in a food processor (it may be better to do half the filling recipe at a time= easier for the blender) until smooth.
  • Add the salt, garlic, and basil and stir well.
  • Adjust seasonings; the white sauce should almost have the consistency and taste of ricotta cheese.
  • Heat up the white sauce in a small pot on the stove.
  • Serve the white sauce on pasta and top with the broccoli.
  • Fold in the broccoli.
  • Enjoy.

Notes

This is a sauce I created a while back. It's quick and I love eating it on pasta with broccoli (or any other veggie I have at hand: zucchini, eggplant, etc.) I sometimes also mix it with tomato sauce to have a pink sauce. I use this recipe as a white sauce filling for my vegan lasagna. This recipe works equally well with medium and firm tofu. The softer the tofu, the creamier the sauce; the firmer the tofu, the more gritty it will be (which can add a nice texture to your meal too).

Categories: Tofu  Vegetable 
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