Pinterest Food Challenge Day 4

Hello friends!

Day 4 of my pinterest food challenge is complete!  Last night I made Emily’s Vegetable Pasta with Miso Tahini Sauce, and it was fantastic.  The only change I made was instead of Tahini I used peanut butter, mainly because I could not find Tahini in the store, but I wanted to save the extra calories too.

Vegetable Pasta with Miso Tahini Sauce

Ingredients (4 servings)

For the Pasta

  • 1 pound pasta (I used spaghetti)
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 1 pint sliced crimini mushrooms
  • 4 small zucchini, sliced
  • 1 cup loose parsley leaves, minced

For the Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Earth Balance (or butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove)
  • 1/4 cup white miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 cup pasta water (reserved)


  1. Start by heating a large pot of water on the stovetop – bring to a boil for your pasta. Cook your pasta according to package directions.
  2. Mince about 1 cup of fresh parsley leaves and set aside to be used right before serving.
  3. Slice a large red onion into thin strips, and saute on medium heat until very soft. After the onions have cooked for about five minutes, add the mushrooms and zucchini – cook all vegetables until very soft and browned. Transfer vegetables to a large bowl.
  4. In the same saute pan, add 1 tablespoon Earth Balance (or butter) and heat over medium low heat until melted. Add garlic and saute until just browning.
  5. Add tahini and miso to the pan, and then carefully ladle some pasta water (which should be cooking by now), 1/4 cup at a time into the saute pan.
  6. Each time you add water, whisk the sauce together until combined – it will be very thick at first. Continue to add pasta water until you reach just about 1 cup, or your desired consistency. For a thicker sauce, use less (and for thinner, use more).
  7. Once your sauce is ready, drain pasta and add to the bowl with the vegetables. Add chopped parsley. Pour sauce on top and toss until well coated.
  8. Serve immediately, and enjoy!

Thank you so much Emily for sharing an amazing recipe!

Cheers! One more day of my challenge!


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