Zucchini, Pistachio & Basil Spaghetti


Zucchini, Pistachio & Basil Spaghetti

Zucchini, Pistachio & Basil Spaghetti

A recipe from Chef Tom Walton

Serves 4

Ingredients:
2 tbsp dairy free butter
500g dried spaghetti
2 tbsp plain flour
1 cup Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 tbsp nutritional yeast + extra to serve
Flake salt & fresh ground black pepper

3 tbsp olive oil
3 medium zucchinis, grated
2 clove garlic, grated
Pinch dried chili flakes, optional
Zest 1 lemon
½ cup flat parsley, roughly chopped
½ cup toasted pistachio nuts, crushed
1 cup picked basil leaves
Extra lemon to serve, optional

Method:
1. In a small saucepan over a medium heat, melt the butter then add the flour and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Heat the almond milk in another pan just to warm then slowly pour the milk into the flour mix, whisking the constantly, to make a smooth sauce.
2. Add the garlic, bring to the boil and cook for 2 minutes, whisking often. Add the nutritional yeast and season to taste with salt and pepper. Set this aside.
3. Bring a large pot of water to the boil, salt generously and add the spaghetti, cooking according to packet times, about 8 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over a medium, high heat, then add the 3tbsp olive oil, zucchini and garlic. Season lightly and cook for approx. 3-4 minutes until bright green and wilted. Add the lemon zest and chili, then when the pasta is ready add the drained pasta and ½ cup pasta water along with the almond milk sauce, parsley & pistachios.
5. Toss the pasta through the sauce well, over the heat then plate up and scatter the basil leaves to serve along with extra nutritional yeast to sprinkle over.

Quotes:
"This spaghetti is perfect for easy weeknight dinners but fancy enough for a special occasion. The zucchini, lemon zest, chili and basil are a knockout combination with a creamy vegan sauce made from Califia Farms Unsweetened almond milk with its smooth texture and amazing flavour giving it the most delicious silky finish."

More info:
Tom Walton is a chef and dad from Bondi, Sydney with a focus on family friendly and plant-based delicious recipes. Follow his Instagram here: @cheftomwalton.

For more details on Califia Farms visit: califiafarms.com.au or head to @califiafarmsau




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