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Vegan Chorizo Pasta

Okay so please can I just tell you how good this was. It was really really good. Like REALLY very good. I was talking to a uni friend about how weird it was that we’d eat chorizo and chicken risotto with mascarpone two-three times a week. It made me pine for a big bowl of creamy, fresh, zesty pasta with vegan chorizo.

I don’t want to beg but please can you make this? Thank you.

INGREDIENTS (2 servings)

Roasted toms:

24 plum or cherry tomatoes

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp oregano

2 tsp red wine vinegar

Large pinch of brown sugar, salt and pepper

Pasta sauce:

4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

2 tbsp chopped basil

80 grams Violife greek block, crumbles

4 Wicked vegan chorizo sausages

Healthy glug of olive oil

Zest of 2 lemons

2 tsp chilli flakes

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 big ladle of pasta water

🥦 Roast the tomatoes and all ingredients up until the next bit that says ‘pasta sauce’ on a tray lined with foil for 15-20 mins at 200 degrees. You want them to blister and char slightly.

🥦 Fry your sausages as it says to on the pack with a bit of olive oil then cut up into chunks once they’re cooked

🥦 Get a pot of water onto boil with plenty (I mean PLENTY) of salt

🥦 Once it’s at a rolling boil, add your pasta and cook accordingly

🥦 Two-three mins before the pasta is done, turn down the frying pan with the sausages to a low heat

🥦 Add a splash more olive oil to the pan along with the garlic and fry for 30 seconds (you don’t want them to brown!)

🥦 Once the garlic is fragrant add the lemon zest, tomatoes (and juice from the tray), chopped basil, Greek style cheese, chilli flakes and a ladle of pasta water to the pan. Stir until it comes together into a creamy sauce (try not to smoosh the tomatoes too much).

🥦 Finally add the pasta and a bit more pasta water so you end up with glossy pasta that's coated in an unctuous. Finish with lots of fresh black pepper and the lemon juice.


The chorizo sausies I used

A picture of Violife Greek White Block - a vegan cheese
One of my favourite vegan cheeses...like feta and goat's cheese had a baby