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Pretty Pink Vegan Pasta

This pretty pink vegan pasta is healthy, vegan friendly, gluten and nut free, and did I mention delicious? She’s definitely a plate turner!

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Beetroot Pasta, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Pink Pasta, Vegan Pasta
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Daniela

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds soaked overnight or boiling water for 20 minutes
  • 1 beet, sliced into quarters
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinigar
  • 1/2 cup starchy pasta water
  • 1 box gluten free pasta or regular
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Soak sunflower seeds overnight, or for at least 20 minutes with boiling water

  2. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. While it's heating up peel and cut your beets in quarters. Cook them for about 35-40 minutes.

  3. In a mixer, combine drained sunflower seeds, water, roasted beet, garlic, red wine vinegar and salt. Start with half of the beet and added more as desired to achieve the perfect pink color. Blend until smooth.

  4. Boiled the pasta and when it was almost done set aside 1/2 of a cup of the starchy water.

  5. In a skillet mix the starchy water and beet pasta sauce until it is simmering. 

  6. Mix in your cooked pasta. 

  7. Plate and add some vegan or regular parmesan cheese.