Saturday, October 10, 2009

Vegan MoFo Day 10: Pasta Puttanesca


Happy Saturday, everyone. This is just a really simple pasta sauce. I jazzed it up a bit with the oregano and shallots, plus the toppings. Even though it's so simple, it packs a lot of flavor. I also read on the internet that this is a "whore" pasta. Something about it being easy for an adulterous house wife to make before her hubby gets home. That being said, you should still try it.

I also got my order of Daiya cheese this week! I'm excited to try it. I feel bad abandoning FYH because I do like it so much. But I had to see what all the fuss was about. I plan on making a pizza today and reporting back.

[[Pasta Puttanesca]]

3 tbs olive oil
4-5 shallots, cut into rings
2-3 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp oregano
salt, pepper, red pepper to taste
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives
opt: pine nuts and nutritional yeast for topping
whole wheat angel hair pasta

-- Heat olive oil on medium heat. Add garlic and shallots. Cook 4-5 minutes until shallots are softened.
-- Add oregano and red pepper. Cook for 30 seconds.
-- Add the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes.
-- Dice and add kalamata olives.
-- Serve over whole wheat angel hair pasta and sprinkle with nutritional yeast and top with pine nuts.

3 comments:

Ashley said...

that whore pasta comment cracked me up. love it.

VeggieGirl said...

A true classic!! And yes, the name of the dish is... risqué, haha ;)

Jeni Treehugger said...

Looks delicious.