When we say ”Italian Ragú” we mean a nice red sauce with meat! But I want to look away from traditional thinking and let you try the walnuts ragú. Its look is like meat ragú. Without doing it on purpose, popped out a vegan and veggie recipe (avoiding the Parmesan).
One of the difference from the unique ragú of Grandma, we cook the walnuts sauce in half of half of the time. Only 25 minutes and it’s ready. Yes I love it!
I have a nuts dependence, voluntarily I tend to forget that they’re a caloric bomb; but they have so many benefits that it’s nice, sometime, to enjoy the nuts time…
A few days ago I received a box of organic fruits and vegetables, Italian, from VITA (London). When the delivery man came knocking with that box full of wonders, I felt at home. Yes, I know was already at home… I meant in Italy…!! OK, enough with the boring nostalgia!
What was inside?
Broccoli, cabbage, plum tomatoes, radishes, oranges, kiwi, melon, lettuce, fennel and a packet of lemon and pistachio Cantucci (biscuits).
All good things and very tasty… but tomatoes, those tomatoes… that in England smelling like Italian countryside… I was moved.
Therefore for the blog I choosed, of course, the tomatoes and I cooked a delicious nuts ragout. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to discover new tastes, for those who follow a diet low in meat. The recipe is also perfect for vegan and vegetarian people. For everyone!
Fresh San Marzano (plum) tomatoes (by VITA)
Shallot or white onion
Red wine to deglaze
Pasta (your choice)
Salt and pepper
First chop the nuts coarsely ground, the size must be like minced meat. Saute the shallot or onion in olive oil, then add the chopped walnuts and toast for a few minutes, taking care not to burn them. Add the red wine and blending. Then add the diced plum tomatoes, basil, salt and cook for about 25 minutes on medium heat. After cooking, season with black pepper. Choose your favourite pasta between fusilli, penne, orecchiette or tagliatelle; Season the pasta with ragu and dusting of parmigiano reggiano before serving.
If you live in London and would like to receive this super tasty box, buy it and get 10% discount!!!
Use the code “N O N N A C O O L” (until June 30, 2017).
With Love, Ross