Who doesn't love pasta? It's one of the most filling (and easy-to-make) meals for plant-based eaters. As a single person, I batch cook pasta meals on Sundays. This allows me to bring my lunch to work between Monday through Thursday.
Not only does this save me money, but in general, most of my pasta recipe ingredients are made in under ten dollars.
Arugala, also known as rocket, is a bitter yet spicy green. Some people love it. Other people despise it. But, most people can eat it cooked instead of raw. If you are looking for something healthy and budget-friendly, try this arugula and lemon pasta recipe.
Lemon, Basil + Arugala Pasta
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2-3 tbsp olive oil
2 tomatoes, chopped
3 cups arugala
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 cups dried pasta
1/2 cup basil, chopped
1 tsp nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp salt
pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to package directions. While the pasta cooks, saute the onion and garlic in olive oil. Add the arugula, tomato and basil and cook for several minutes. Overcooking leaves mushy arugula and skin to release off tomatoes.
Once the pasta is done, combine all the remaining ingredients into the pan with the vegetables. Mix and adjust spices as necessary.
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com