Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
The sauce is slightly creamy and rich, yet light. If you don't tell, no one will guess it's vegan. It's good even a couple days later. VARIATION: Instead of vegan no-chicken broth and coconut milk, you can use 3-1/2 cups plain soy milk. Modified from The Compassionate Cook cookbook.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 5 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups coconut milk (14 oz can)
- 1 1⁄2 cups no-chicken broth
- 1⁄4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 small head broccoli, cut into florets
- 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 lb angel hair pasta
- Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Cook the onion, garlic, and basil until the onion becomes translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
- Stir-in the flour to coat everything.
- Slowly add the coconut milk and vegan no-chicken broth stirring constantly.
- Stir-in the nutritional yeast, then cook over low heat until the mixture thickens.
- Steam together the broccoli and carrot until slightly crunchy. Drain and add to the sauce along with the mushrooms and peas.
- Add salt and pepper to taste, then cook until heated through.
- Cook the pasta according to package directions, then serve sauce over pasta.
When I first switched to a vegan diet, I was bummed to miss out on a local restaurant's excellent pasta primavera. Much to my surprise, this recipe is a close approximation and fills this void wonderfully! When I have the ingredients I like to sub pine nuts, cranberries and spinach for the veggies. Thanks for posting this!