Smokey Creamy BBQ Aubergine Pasta

Smoky Creamy BBQ Aubergine Pasta #vegan

It’s been a bit of a crazy couple of weeks between two days of funeral services for my dear guardian, then a weekend away for a wedding a day later, then the next day flying over to Portugal early in the morning. We arrived home on Tuesday, after an awfully long and uncomfortable journey full of delays and still don’t feel rested.

Smoky Creamy BBQ Aubergine Pasta #vegan

But, to keep things feeling as normal as possible I’m going to share with you an amazing recipe for a Smoky Creamy BBQ Aubergine Pasta, inspired by August’s Degustabox. Each month I receive a box chock full of goodies, from ingredients to convenient sauces and beverages to try, all for a bargain price.

Smoky Creamy BBQ Aubergine Pasta #vegan

This month had a fine balance of all, here’s the vegan friendly products it included;

Degusta August

OLOVES Chili & Oregano Olives

GET MORE VITAMIN DRINKS Sparkling Lemon & Lime

TABASCO Sweet & Sticky Barbecue Sauce & Marinade

FENTIMANS LTD Sparkling Lime & Jasmine

CLIPPER Lime & Ginger Green Tea

GEETA’S FOODS LTD Premium Mango Chutney

GEETA’S FOODS LTD Tikka Curry Paste & Rogan Josh Curry Paste

MAHOU SAN MIGUEL Mahou Cinco Estrellas

DORSET CEREALS Dorset Cereals Bircher Muesli Mix raspberry & blackcurrant

RAKUSEN’S Plain & Gluten Free Snackers

Tabasco BBQ

The star of the month and of this recipe was the Tabasco Sweet & Sticky Barbecue Sauce & Marinade. It adds richness, smokiness, subtle sweetness and gentle spice that makes this comforting pasta, out-of-this world delicious! Plus, the sauce comes together in a flash using a high speed blender. You could also try using a food processor.

Smoky Creamy BBQ Aubergine Pasta #vegan Smoky Creamy BBQ Aubergine Pasta #vegan

Make this gluten free by using gluten free pasta and BBQ sauce!

Smoky Creamy BBQ Aubergine Pasta #vegan #healthy #dairyfree

Ingredients:

Serves 4

  • 1 large white or purple aubergine/eggplant
  • 2 large flat mushrooms
  • 500g pasta
  • 1 400g tin tomatoes
  • 1 tin full unsweetened soya milk
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Italian mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Tabasco BBQ Sauce
  • 14 cashews

Method:

  1. Take a large saucepan and a large frying pan or wok. Place the large saucepan filled with salted water on to boil whilst you prepare the vegetables and place the frying pan onto a medium heat.
  2. Cube the aubergine and slice the mushrooms, add to the hot frying pan with a little cooking spray or a couple of tablespoons of water and stir fry until softened and golden.
  3. Meanwhile, add the sauce ingredients from tomatoes to cashews into a blender jar and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Add to the pan with the vegetables and leave to simmer on a low-medium heat while you cook the pasta.
  4. Drain the pasta and mix with the sauce. Serve with your desired toppings – vegan cheese, herbs or, my favourite, pumpkin seeds.

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12 Responses to Smokey Creamy BBQ Aubergine Pasta

  1. FOOD & DIRT says:

    I am glad to see the nutritional facts! Just wondering how you go about calculating this ? Thanks, looking forward to hearing from you 🙂

  2. blondie63 says:

    Yum that looks really good

  3. Jenn says:

    I didn’t know Tabasco made BBQ sauce. This pasta looks so creamy and delicious! Putting this on my must-make list!

  4. KFord says:

    What a lovely box jam-packed with treats! And your pasta sounds really delicious. Love the look of that smoky sauce, must look out for some.

  5. What a lovely recipe I would have never thought to add aubergine to pasta, very innovative.

  6. chefkreso says:

    Looks amazing and I have a feeling it tastes even more ! I’ll try it as soon as I can!

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