Apr
16

Carrot Ribbon Pasta! Easy, Vegan and Gluten-free

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I love pasta, as most of us do, and recently, I have been delighted to discover “pastas” made of surprising ingredients, not any of them being wheat. Who knew that so many other foods could be conjured up as an alternate, albeit delicious, form of pasta. It almost seems like an art form to be able to create a yummy dish that looks like pasta but has no grain whatsoever and is nutrient dense. Not to mention gluten-free too and perfect Passover recipe, as well!

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Introducing the carrot as pasta!! If I could make a hot dog out of a carrot, (marinated and nestled in a bun with toppings), then how hard could it be to create pasta from this beautifullye colored vegetable? Let’s be clear: I am not referring to carrot-flavored or carrot-colored wheat pasta! I’m so excited to share great recipe for pasta using just a bag of carrots and a vegetable peeler…amazing! You don’t even need any fancy equipment!

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veganamericanprincess.comCarrot Ribbon Pasta

Ellen Francis, Vegan American Princess

Ingredients:

  • 1 large bag of about 10 full-sized carrots, any and all colors
  • vegetable peeler

Directions

  • 1. Wash all your carrots
  • 2. Peel off the dirty outside layer of each carrot and trim off the greens and top. (Keep the greens to use in a salad or store fry)
  • 3. Basically, you are now going to use the peeler to run down each carrot fully lengthwise creating as many long strips or ribbons as possible. I like to lay each carrot down on a wooden cutting board and run the peeler down the length of the carrot, turning as I go to use up as much of the carrot as possible. The width of the ribbons isn’t important; some might be wider than others–it’s all good! Transfer strips into a bowl as they accumulate.
  • 4. So now that you have a bowl full of carrot strips, cooking them is really easy. For simple carrot pasta, heat up a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet and toss in the carrot ribbons, coating with oil. Sprinkle with a dash of salt. Cook on medium high, tossing the ribbons until limp but not falling apart for about 5 minutes.

carrot ribbon pasta

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Fun Sauces and Variations

  • 1. Different Colored Carrots: Orange might be the new black but adding different colored carrots adds an exotic look to your dish. At markets, you can find white, yellow and purple carrots. In order to show off these amazing colors, it’s best to stick with a sauce that has no color that interferes with your glorious carrots.
  • yellow and white carrot ribbon pasta
  • 2. Lemon and Garlic: When tossing your carrots in the skillet, adding a spray of fresh lemon juice, some minced or powdered garlic and parsley gives it a real fresh-as-spring pasta taste.
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  • 3. Pesto Sauce: Vegan pesto sauce is so easy to make and tastes totally authentic. Adding it to the orange carrot pasta is a tasty way to go. Our Vegan American Princess Pesto Sauce can be found on this link: http://veganamericanprincess.com/easy-vegan-pesto-sauce-it-goes-on-everything/
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  • 4. Peanut Sauce: An asian peanut sauce really complements carrot pasta creating a total veggie taste-blast experience! This can be used hot or cold…Mix together: 3 Tbs peanut butter, 1 Tbp minced ginger, 1 Tbs maple syrup, 1/2 Tbs soy sauce, 1 Tbs lemon juice, 1 Tbs rice vinegar, 1 Tbs minced garlic. Add to hot, cooked carrot ribbons or after they have cooled off. A delicious dish as a main course, appetizer or side.
  • carrot ribbon pasta with peanut sauce
  • 5. Broccolini and Sun-dried Tomatoes: a fabulously tasty way to zoom up the flavor of carrot pasta
  • broccolini and sun dried tomatoes on carrot ribbon pasta
  • 6. Salad Topper: After the carrot pasta is cooked, it can be chilled and eaten as a salad or to top a leafy green salad
  • http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-7674335-11925219-1460498144000More Vegan Recipes and Blogs:
  • Carrot Hot DogMaking a Hot Dog from a Carrot!
  • Yams & Fennel…A Winning Combination

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Comments

  1. Delicious pasta recipe, looking great in taste as well, Thanks for sharing unique and tasty recipe.

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