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ÂMÉ RECIPES: Gluten Free Homestyle Soba Pasta With Plant-Based Meat Sauce

ÂMÉ RECIPES: Gluten-Free Homestyle Soba Pasta With Plant-Based Meat Sauce

*Serves 2 generously, or hang onto leftovers for lunch!

At Âmé, we don’t like to make sacrifices for the things we love. Jen loves to whip up this very easy pasta with red sauce, and it tastes nostalgic and perfect in every way, with zero of the guilt.

You will need:

For the sauce:

1 tbsp olive oil
2 red onions, finely chopped
5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 red/orange chili pepper
2 cups of plant-based minced “beef” (We like Gardein brand, for those ok with soy) 
1 can (180g) coconut milk 
1 can (400g) Italian seasoned diced tomatoes *(the three main components are basil, oregano, and thyme. Usually these italian diced tomato cans come readily mixed with basil or oregano.)
1 cup vegetable broth 
1 tbsp thyme
1/2 tsp chili flakes 
1 tbsp Passata
2 tbsp tomato ketchup 
1 tsp onion powder 
1 generous pinch of sea salt 
1 generous pinch of black pepper
For the pasta:
2L water
200g soba noodles (We like Clear Spring brand, just make sure they are 100% buckwheat or check the ingredients to confirm GF)
1 generous pinch of salt
1tsp olive oil
Step 1:

Heat the pan and add the oil until warm on medium-high heat, and cook the onions and chili pepper until softened, about 2 minutes
Add the garlic and cook for a another minute
Add the vegan minced meat and and stir
Pour in the tomatoes, coconut milk, and vegetable broth, as well as the thyme, passata, chili flakes, ketchup, salt, pepper, and onion powder, and stir to incorporate well.
Reduce the heat to low-medium and leave it to simmer, uncovered, for approximately 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
After the sauce has simmered about 20 minutes, start cooking the pasta

Step 2:

Follow the instructions on your soba package, and don’t forget to rinse the soba noodles in cool water immediately after straining to prevent clumping or overcooking.

Step 3:

Add your fresh-cooked and strained pasta to a large saucepan. When your sauce is ready, pour it over and mix well. Serve and enjoy!

ÂMÉ RECIPES: Gluten-Free Homestyle Soba Pasta With Plant-Based Meat Sauce