Red Velvet Pasta

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:30 m

This is what happens when silky tomato soup meets buttery pasta, it’s a love story. With just two main ingredients, we’ve kept this romance uncomplicated. Meet our red velvet pasta. Blitzed up jammy tomatoes and silken tofu form the base for this silky sauce, with the addition of harissa for that extra punch. Simplicity is the secret to true comfort, so bowl up, grab a fork and get stuck in!

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For the Sauce

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For the Pasta

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To Serve

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Before you start

Microplane or garlic crush | Medium frying pan | Kettle boiled  | High speed blender

For the sauce

  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium to low heat. Crush the garlic and fry for a couple of minutes, making sure that the garlic does not burn. Once golden, add the cherry tomatoes followed by a splash of water, and cover with a lid. Increase the heat to medium, and allow the tomatoes to cook for 15 minutes, removing the lid for the last 5 minutes. By this point the tomatoes should have burst. Allow to cool slightly

For the pasta

  • Cook the pasta as per instructions on the packet

Return to the sauce

  • Transfer the cooked tomatoes to a high speed blender, with the silken tofu, tomato puree, harissa, sugar, salt and pepper. Whizz until smooth and velvety. Taste and season with more sugar, salt and pepper if needed. Every sauce will taste different depending on your tomatoes!

Finish the pasta and serve

  • Once the pasta has cooked, drain and return to the pot. Pour the tomato sauce over the pasta and toss to coat. Set the pot over medium heat and allow the sauce to heat through
  • Once hot, serve immediately with a sprinkle of basil leaves
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