Vegan Pumpkin Pasta

I’ve been wanting to try EatBanza for a long time after seeing it on instagram, and finally found it today at Whole Foods! EatBanza claims to have more than twice the amount of fiber and protein than average pasta for the same serving 3.5 oz serving size, and is a great gluten-free pasta option. I only slightly adjusted the recipe from EatBanza because I didn’t find to be flavorful enough for my taste. Here is the *slightly* adjusted recipe from from EatBanza:

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 box Banza cavtappi
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • large handful of sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • dash of white wine
  • cinnamon, salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of spinach (optional, just added for extra nutrients)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat and lightly pan fry the sage leaves until aromatic and just starting to get darker. Remove sage leaves and drain on paper towels.
  3. To the same oil add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.
  4. Add pumpkin puree and mix with the garlic.
  5. Add coconut cream and mix. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Add ½ cup of vegetable broth until loose enough to coat the noodles (it should be similar to regular style yogurt).
  6. Add pasta to the pan and add spinach. Add white wine, garlic paste, cinnamon, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and serve topped with sage leaves.

NOTES

* You can totally use another pasta and this recipe will still taste delicious!

**I didn’t use the white miso from the recipe, I didn’t see it incorporated in the instructions so I figured it wasn’t a required ingredient (I also didn’t have it at home)

***I found the original recipe to be very bland. When I flavored it with garlic paste, white wine, cinnamon, salt and pepper I enjoyed it much more. If you add any other ingredients to add flavor let me know!

If you make this recipe, please tag me at @ahavabite on instagram so I can see your delicious creations!

 

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