CHEEZY SAUSAGE PASTA
If you crave something hearty with substance and plenty of flavour this is a dish for everyone to enjoy. This one is completely vegan, gluten-free and as always as natural as can be. We used chickpea pasta, but you could use regular pasta or another gluten-free alternative.
Time: Takes 30-35 minutes
Serves 3- 4 people.
1 packet of Syndian's cheezy kale and cashew sausages
250grams of gluten-free pasta (we used chickpea)
1 cup cashews soaked for approx 3 hours
1 cup of plant milk (we use almond)
½ bunch of fresh kale
½ cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp of turmeric
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp of mustard
½ fresh lemon squeezed
½ cup of water
1tbsp of chickpea flour
1 tsp of sweet paprika
2 tbsp of oil
Salt and pepper
Heat your oven to 150 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Rip your kale off its stalk into pieces and place it on the tray. Drizzle and massage 1tbsp of olive oil onto the kale. We sprinkled a bit of nutritional yeast over the kale for a cheesy flavour. Bake for 10 minutes, tossing halfway through. Remove once crispy.
Meanwhile, slice your Syndian sausages into small bite-size pieces. Cook as instructed in a non-stick pan on a medium heat with a 1tbsp of olive oil. Keep tossing until brown and then turn off the heat.
Strain your soaking cashews. In a blender or food processor combine the cashews, plant milk, lemon, mustard, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.
Heat a saucepan with boiling water and cook your pasta of choice as instructed.
Heat a saucepan to low heat and pour in your mixture. Add in your turmeric, nutritional yeast and chickpea (or any gluten-free) flour and continuously whisk for 2 minutes until combined. Be careful not to burn it.
Then add in your water and stir together for another 2 minutes until all combined. *If it’s too thick add in more plant milk. If you like it extra cheesy you can always add more nutritional yeast.
Strain pasta and mix in the cheesy sauce and pasta together.
Add some heat for 30 seconds to the sausages to get them warm up again and then pour on top or stir them into the pasta mix.
Serve with your kale chips and salt and pepper and sprinkled paprika.
Feel free to adjust the cheesy sauce to your taste desires. You can always add extra garlic or chilli depending on how you like it.
We suggest serving it with a fresh rocket salad too
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