Spelled spaghetti with tofu pesto sauce  a vegan pesto sauce without nuts

Good morning! Today I bring you the recipe of what we have eaten this same noon, an incredible dish of Pasta with vegan tofu pesto saucethat I have prepared for the first time but that, without a doubt, It will be a very repeated dish in my house.

have prepared it as an excuse to try for the first time the Wholemeal Spelled Spaghetti that I took in the online vegan store Vegaffinity. That’s also where I got the dried shiitake mushrooms that accompany the vegan pesto sauce This pasta is really amazing especially if you manage to make it al dente. But obviously, you can use wheat flour spaghetti, the usual ones.

Ingredients

250gr of Spelled Spaghetti
80 grams of Hard Tofu
Cherry Tomatoes
Fresh basil leaves
2 handfuls shiitake (I used dehydrated, but you can use fresh)
1 small garlic clove
Olive oil: 1/3 cup (100 ml) + extra
Salt
Dried basil

Step by step

  1. We will start by hydrating the shiitake mushrooms in plenty of water, in case we use dehydrated shiitake.
    Hydrate the shiitake and prepare the ingredients for the sauce vegan pesto.

    We hydrate the shiitake and prepare the ingredients for the pesto sauce vegan.

  2. The next step will be to cook the 250 grams of spelled spaghetti in plenty of water. When they are cooked (approx. 8 min.) strain them and reserve.
    We cook the spelled spaghetti and prepare the olive oil the vegan pesto sauce

    We cook the spelled spaghetti and prepare the oil for the vegan pesto sauce

  3. On the other hand, mix the 80 grams of tofu, 1/2 clove of garlic, 1/3 cup (100ml) of olive oil, a pinch of salt and about 5 grams of fresh basil.
    Crush the basil, tofu, salt and a clove of garlic for the vegan pesto sauce.

    Crush the basil, tofu, salt and a clove of garlic for the vegan pesto sauce.

  4. Crush very well and taste. Now it’s time to correct the flavor with more basil, salt or garlic if you want it that way. I added another 1/2 clove of garlic and another 5 grams of fresh basil.
  5. The amount of fresh basil can vary a lot depending on the quality of the basil, so try little by little.
    Brush until you get a smooth and creamy vegan pesto sauce .

    Brush until you get a smooth and creamy vegan pesto sauce.

  6. Now, we wash the cherry tomatoes and place them on a baking tray. We bathe them with a splash of olive oil and put them in the oven,  fired from above, at about 180 degrees.
  7. We wait for them to become tender and slightly toasted on the outside.
  8. Meanwhile, cut the shiitake into strips and sauté them in a frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil.
  9. When they are golden brown, lower the heat to a minimum and add the spelled spaghetti.
  10. Mix and add all the pesto sauce.
  11. Mix very well and turn off the heat.
  12. Serve on two different plates with a pinch of salt, dried basil and the tomatoes served on top.
    We bake the tomatoes, sauté the shiitake and mix everything .

    We bake the tomatoes, sauté the shiitake and mix everything.

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