Citrus & Cashew Pasta


Ever been out to a Thai restaurant and basically drooled at your food? It's yummy, right? Well, that's how I came up with this healthy vegetarian recipe. I wanted something different, something delectable. I wanted all the flavors to mesh and mingle together in such a way that I could replicate the drooling sensation. I think I did. 

In this healthy vegetarian recipe you'll find cashews, broccoli, and citrus. The combination is almost heavenly. Make this at your home for your family or loved ones. After you make it a couple times, try out this healthy vegetarian recipe for a dinner party. Let's get started.

Ingredients:
1/4 onion
1/2 cup green beans
1 carrot
5 florets of broccoli
1/4 cup cauliflower
1/2 yellow squash
2 cups cabbage
2 cups pasta
1/4 cup cashews
1 citrus fruit

All measurements are approximations and do not need to be followed exactly.


1. First things first, heat up your pan to medium heat and add some oil. Chop your onion and green beans. Toss the onion into the pan. Wait until it cooks a bit then drop in the green beans until both begin to brown.
 


2. Slice your broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower and yellow squash. Chuck them all in the pan on medium heat, stir and cover it up. Let the veggies cook for about 15 minutes. Since there's a large amount of vegetables, it needs time to thoroughly get warmed up.


3. The veggies need around 15 minutes to cook so you can multitask by boiling water. Add two cups of pasta and cook until done. I used bowtie pasta, but you can use whatever. Be sure to stir the veggies occasionally.








4. Mix in some spices with your veggies. Mine includes basil, black peppercorns, coriander, garlic, mustard seed, oregano, paprika, parsley, red chili pepper, rosemary, sea salt and thyme.  But you can use whatever you have in your pantry.

5. Everything should be cooked at this point. Take a piece of veggie and taste for yourself,  same for the pasta. Your taste buds will know if it needs extra time. Strain the pasta and mix it in with your vegetables.
 
6. Now for the final touches! Top off the dish with cashews, citrus and Thai peanut sauce. My peanut sauce is from Sprout's and it's completely vegan. But I've found a vegan version at Target too. That's all, friends. Enjoy!


When it comes to my meals, I like to keep them tasty but easy. Try out my healthy vegetarian recipe out tonight! Everyone, especially you, will be impressed by your culinary skills.
Bon Appétit!

1 comment

  1. Philippine pili nuts from the Bicol region in the Philippines is a great Filipino or Philippines food orsnack. Pili nuts are very healthy and nutritious indeed, being a source of energy, potassium and iron.They also have protein, dietary fiber / fibre, and calcium as well as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.  I know they have no cholesterol, no trans fat, and the unsalted ones have no sodium. What is great about the pili nut snack or treat is that they are so crisp, rich, and delicious.

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