Carrot Pasta

This is a simple, cheap and very tasty pasta dish, without animal products. It is made in one pan so that you keep the energy consumption to a minimum and ltransfer the sweet taste of the carrots inside the pasta. Carrots are quite inexpensive and they provide a great amount of vitamin A, fiber and other essential nutrients which increase the value of this dish. Use tomatoes that you have dried your self and avoid the ones you buy in ajar because they are very expensive.

For 5 portions

500 gr. Whole wheat penne pasta
10 carrots
2 spoons balsamic vinegar
3 naturally sun-dried tomatoes.
½ spoon of curry powder
1 handful of dill
5 spoons of olive oil
1 cup of raw, unsalted cassious nuts
A pinch of black pepper
A pinch of salt
Peel the carrots and cut them in pieces. Place them in a large pan with water and put them in heat to boil. Add some salt and close the lid. When the water starts boiling, put in the same pan the pasta. Stir a little and then leave them cook “aldente” for as long as is it says in the package. Meanwhile, place the nuts in the food processor, grind them and then place them back in a cup or bowl. When the pasta is ready drain them. Separate the carrots and place them in a food processor with the oil, the tomatoes, the vinegar, the oil, the curry powder, the pepper and a pinch of salt. Finely chop the dill and mix it with the carrot sauce. If you want you can also put it inside the food processor. Mix the pasta with the carrot sauce and serve and add some nuts on the top.

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