Roasted Tomato and asparagus pasta

This is my new favorite pasta recipe, I made this for lunch yesterday and I felt like it was the perfect meal for a romantic vegan lunch with your lover, but alas even if my lover was with me he doesn’t like tomatoes or asparagus so I was left to dream about my fake romantic vegan meal! 

 

This is a simple vegan pasta that’s perfect for a romantic lunch or dinner.  The roasted tomatoes cover the spaghetti perfectly.

 

ROASTED TOMATO AND ASPARAGUS PASTAserves 2 

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Ingredients

  • enough spaghetti for 2
  • 2 cups Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 10 asparagus spears, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup baby spinach chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • salt and black pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • juice of half a lemon

Directions

Preheat oven to 400F

In a bowl mix the tomatoes and asparagus together with the oil making sure its completely covered in oil.  On a baking sheet spread out the tomatoes and asparagus and Roast for 20 minutes ( stir the tomatoes around after 10 minutes).

In a large bowl add the spinach,sunflower seeds, pasta, basil, tomatoes and asparagus, mix well.  Season with the cayenne, salt, pepper and  lemon juice and mix well.  Serve with crusty bread or a salad.

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Hopefully someone can use this as a romantic meal for a lovely vegan or vegetarian.  Enjoy the weekend! Its been sunny and beautiful here, perfect weather for a beach trip.

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