Roasted Tomato Sauce Linguini recipe

Roasted Tomato Sauce Linguini

Creating a rich textured sauce is easy and rich in protein when using soft tofu! Try it out for a new twist on a family favourite.

Prep Time

Servings

4

6 ripe but firm, plum tomatoes, quartered (6)

1 head garlic, cloves separated and peeled (1)

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided (60 mL)

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, divided (60 mL)

4 tsp canola oil (20 mL)

1/4 tsp hot pepper flakes (1 mL)

2/3 cup silken plain tofu (150 mL)

1 – 375 g pkg whole wheat linguine (1)

1 cup cooked no salt added canned mixed beans, drained and rinsed (250 mL)

3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (45 mL)

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a large bowl, toss together tomatoes, garlic cloves, 2 Tbsp (30 mL) of the parsley and  basil, oil and hot pepper flakes to coat. Spread onto prepared pan and roast for 25 minutes or until tomatoes are blistered and golden. Let cool slightly.
  3. Transfer tomato mixture to blender with tofu and puree until smooth.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling water, cook linguine for about 8 minutes or until al dente. Place beans in colander and drain pasta over top. Return linguine and beans to pot over low heat and add tomato sauce and remaining parsley and basil. Cook stirring gently for about 1 minute and sprinkle with cheese to serve.

Ingredients

6 ripe but firm, plum tomatoes, quartered (6)

1 head garlic, cloves separated and peeled (1)

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided (60 mL)

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, divided (60 mL)

4 tsp canola oil (20 mL)

1/4 tsp hot pepper flakes (1 mL)

2/3 cup silken plain tofu (150 mL)

1 – 375 g pkg whole wheat linguine (1)

1 cup cooked no salt added canned mixed beans, drained and rinsed (250 mL)

3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (45 mL)

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a large bowl, toss together tomatoes, garlic cloves, 2 Tbsp (30 mL) of the parsley and  basil, oil and hot pepper flakes to coat. Spread onto prepared pan and roast for 25 minutes or until tomatoes are blistered and golden. Let cool slightly.
  3. Transfer tomato mixture to blender with tofu and puree until smooth.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling water, cook linguine for about 8 minutes or until al dente. Place beans in colander and drain pasta over top. Return linguine and beans to pot over low heat and add tomato sauce and remaining parsley and basil. Cook stirring gently for about 1 minute and sprinkle with cheese to serve.

Nutritional Analysis

Calories

480

Total Fat

11 g

Saturated Fat

1.5 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

95 mg

Carbohydrates

82 g

Fiber

10 g

Protein

20 g

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