Creamy Cajun Mushroom Pasta. This dish is one of my favorites--great spicy flavor, and so, so easy to make. Just saute vegetables, blend garlic cashew cream and add to cooked pasta. This delicious garlic cashew cream makes every recipe better! If you use lentil pasta as I did, you will have additional protein with every serving in addition to the vitamins and minerals from the vegetables. Good, and good for you. Vegan, gluten free and dairy free and ready in less than 30 minutes.
Why Choose Lentil Pasta?
If you are on a gluten free diet, you have to find alternatives if you want to continue to enjoy pasta in your diet. There are options available, but none are as good as lentil pasta, in my opinion. Not only is lentil pasta very tasty, it is packed with protein, offering 14 grams of protein in each serving.
Experts agree that next to vegetable pasta, (zucchini noodles), pastas made from a bean base, are the best choice. My favorites are lentil pasta, black bean pasta, and quinoa pasta. They all add valuable protein to the meal. Here, our dish features lentil pasta spiced up with creamy garlic cashew cream.
Steps For Preparing Creamy Cajun Mushroom Pasta
Creamy Cajun Mushroom Pasta
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 cups mushrooms sliced
- 1 cup green onions or leeks chopped
- 1 cup red pepper chopped
- 3 cups fresh spinach
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tsp cajun seasoning
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 package 12 oz, gluten free pasta--I used lentil pasta from Trader Joe's.
- 1 cup garlic cashew cream
GARLIC CASHEW CREAM
- 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Saute vegetables in coconut oil.
- Add spices, salt and pasta.
- Add cashew cream
Garlic Cashew Cream
- Add all ingredients to high speed blender and blend until smooth.
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