Super Veg Pasta Sauce with Fresh Basil & Bucatini Pasta
- Prep time: 25 minutes
- Calories: 530
- 150 g of Fire Roasted Red Capsicum
- 1 of Fennel (small)
- 1 of Brown Onion
- 1 of Carrot
- 1 of Garlic Clove
- 1⁄2 Tsp of Fennel Seed (ground)
- 1 Tbsp of Tomato Paste
- 1 400g Pack of Rich & Thick Diced Tomatoes - Classic
- 1 1⁄2 Tsp of Vege Stock Concentrate
- 1 Small Bunch of Basil
- 200 g of Bucatini Pasta
- 1 Tsp of Chili Flakes
Prepare Ingredients:Medium dice the carrot, 3⁄4 of the onion & fennel (you will have some leftover). Peel and mince the garlic. Heat a medium pot of salted water to boiling on high. Pick basil leaves (discarding stems). Slice the roasted capsicum into strips.
Start Super Veg Pasta Sauce:Heat a drizzle of oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Add the fennel, onion and carrot and cook for 6-8 minutes until softened, stirring frequently. Add the garlic, ground fennel, chili flakes (to taste) and tomato paste, cook for 2 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, 1⁄2 the capsicum, vege stock concentrate, basil leaves and 1⁄2 tsp sugar (optional). Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
Cook Bucatini Pasta:In the meantime, add the bucatini pasta to the pot of boiling water. Cook 7-9 minutes, or until just shy of al dente. Drain thoroughly. Set aside.
Finish Super Veg Pasta Sauce:Take out a couple of spoonfuls of the sauce (this will add texture later), then blend the rest in the pot with a stick blender until almost smooth. Stir in reserved sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning as required.
You Plate It:Add bucatini pasta to the sauce and toss to coat. Divide the pasta between plates and top with reserved capsicum and basil leaves. Enjoy!