Smokey Pesto Pasta with tofu & kale
A fresh healthy Spring dish, where smoke & lemon are the flavour heroes
1 pkt wholemeal pasta
½ bunch kale, finely shredded
1 tbls olive oil
2 cloves garlic,
1 small pkt (1 cup) plain tofu + half a dozen drops of liquid smoke, cubed (or smoked tofu)
1 cup fresh tomatoes
3 tbls vegan pesto (or a handful of fresh basil + 2tbls of nutritional yeast)
1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
1 lemon, juiced and zested
Cook your pasta according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Place the kale on the bottom of your sieve then pour the pasta with the water on top. This will wilt the kale. Run some water through and let drain.
In a flat pan, heat your oil then add the garlic.
Add the tofu and stir to coat it.
Now add the liquid smoke and stir again to coat.
Then add the tomatoes and pesto.
Lastly, add the pasta and kale to the pan and gently toss.
Finish off with the chilli (if using) lemon juice and zest.