Pasta and cheese go hand in hand like two best friends, but what we don’t know is that these friends are pretty good apart too.
If people find out you’re lactose intolerant, the first thing they usually say is, “But how can you live without cheese?”. Little do they know that despite the intolerance, lactose-intolerant people still enjoy a plethora of tasty non-dairy dishes. Agastya pasta is one versatile item that you definitely need to add to your grocery list if you are lactose intolerant.
You can still enjoy a bowl of pasta without having to add the usual parmesan, mozzarella, or cheddar. We’re talking about recipes that do not compromise on flavour, in fact, some recipes work better without the dairy.
Dairy-free Pesto Pasta
You’re going to love this recipe because it’s so easy to make and the ingredients are easy to find, most of them you probably already have in your kitchen.
- 3 cups of Agastya pasta
- 1/4th cup olive oil
- 1 cup of sun-dried tomatoes
- 4-6 cloves of garlic
- A little over a cup of basil to add while cooking and to serve over the pasta
- Optional: Vegan parmesan cheese
- Add Agastya pasta and salt to a pot of boiling water. Cook till it’s al dente and then drain it.
- Add the tomatoes, basil, garlic, and olive oil into a blender and blend it till it turns into a rich aromatic pesto.
- Drop the pasta back into the same pot with the pesto and toss it around till it looks evenly coated. Add a little bit more olive oil and fresh herbs to complete the pesto pasta.
- Serve with basil
Grilled Pasta Salad
This is a convenient recipe if you are trying to get rid of all the extra veggies in your fridge. It’s healthy, delicious, and pretty simple to make.
- 1 cup Agasta Fusilli Pasta
- 4 large quartered tomatoes
- 4-6 cloves of garlic(add more if you are a garlic fanatic)
- 1/4th cup chopped basil
- Your choice of veggies (e.g 1 onion, 1 red bell pepper)
- Balsamic vinegar(if you don’t have this, cook white vinegar with sugar till the crystals are dissolved and use that)
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Add Agastya fusilli pasta to a pot of boiling salted water. Drain once cooked al dente.
- Grill all your veggies on a grill pan. Season them with salt and pepper and olive oil while you’re grilling. Once they’re browned, set aside to cool. Chop the garlic cloves finely.
- Add the veggies and garlic to the cooked pasta. Drizzle balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.
- Serve cold or at room temperature.
Pasta And No Cheese? Let’s Go!Let’s be fair, even if you aren’t lactose intolerant you’d love these recipes. They’re convenient, non-greasy, and healthy as well. You won’t miss cheese even for a moment while enjoying your Agastya pasta. Next time your friends come over, make sure to serve them these gems and leave them dumbfounded. If you do try out these recipes, we would love to know about your experience!