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Fruity & Purple Spaghetti Bolognese

Super easy recipe for Fruity & Purple Spaghetti Bolognese. Uses purple carrots for the sauce. It’s vegan!

Fruity & Purple Spaghetti Bolognese

Today I’m sharing with you a recipe for a Fruity & Purple Spaghetti Bolognese! Not only does it look amazing (isn’t this dish just perfect for a romantic date night?!) but it’s also rich in flavor and a bit sweet from the carrots. I’d totally recommend not to miss out on that awesome homemade Cashew Parmesan. (I think I’ve been using it on pretty much any meal lately)

You could easily make this dish gluten-free if you use gluten-free noodles.

Purple Carrots

Remember those gorgeous purple carrots that I’ve used in the Purple Carrot Salad, well I still had some left. So I figured why not to use them in a Bolognese Sauce?

Fruity & Purple Spaghetti Bolognese

The sauce has a gorgeous purple color and it’s fruity and delicious! I think the purple carrots have a bit sweeter taste than regular carrots.

Fruity & Purple Spaghetti Bolognese

I’ve topped the Spaghetti Bolognese with fresh oregano, basil, and homemade Cashew Parmesan. It was a lovely combination and it’s for the looks too!

Fruity & Purple Spaghetti Bolognese

Fruity & Purple Spaghetti Bolognese

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Fruity & Purple Spaghetti Bolognese

Elephantastic Vegan
Super easy recipe for Fruity & Purple Spaghetti Bolognese. Uses purple carrots for the sauce. It's vegan!
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2
Calories 324 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4 ounces vegan Spaghetti Noodles
  • 1 cup tomato purée*
  • 3 purple carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ground pepper
  • Homemade Cashew Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot heat the water for the pasta with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and cook the noodles.
  • While the noodles are cooking, peel the carrots and the garlic cloves and put both in a food processor. Process until fine.
  • In a smaller pot, heat a teaspoon of canola oil and pour in the shredded carrots & garlic.
  • Let it cook for about 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  • Add in the tomato purée, balsamic vinegar, ground pepper and salt.
  • Let it cook for about 10 minutes, until it is hot & a bit reduced. Taste & add more salt to taste.
  • Place the cooked Spaghetti Noodles on a plate, add the Purple Bolognese Sauce and top with Cashew Parmesan, oregano and basil.

Notes

*I used store-bought tomato purée (with salt, no additional herbs) for this recipe - it's often canned or in cartons, not to confuse with tomato paste which is thicker in consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 324kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 10gFat: 3gSodium: 1267mgPotassium: 994mgFiber: 7gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 15955IUVitamin C: 20.2mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 3.7mg
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Anthea @ Nourishyoursoulwiththerainbow

Saturday 26th of September 2015

Great idea! I love the colour and food combination!

Bianca

Saturday 26th of September 2015

Thank you, Anthea! Purple carrots are such a great ingredient to work with.

Kyra

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

I love that you've used purple carrots, so creative! I grew purple carrots a few years ago, now you've got me wanting to grow them again...that colour <3

Bianca

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

That's so cool that you grew purple carrots! I only had "normal" carrots on my balcony but they turned out to be super, super small :D Cute however.

Bonnie

Friday 18th of September 2015

What a gorgeous colour! I love when purple carrots make a meal look so pretty. Sometimes I'll mix them into a curry with other vegetables and everything will just turn a dark grey -- not as pretty, haha. I really like tomato soup with purple carrots too. Your photos look beautiful!

Bianca

Saturday 19th of September 2015

Awww, thank you so much Bonnie! That's so nice of you! I'm absolutely in love with those gorgeous purple carrots too. I have to try the soup with purple carrots too :)

Sina @ Vegan Heaven

Thursday 17th of September 2015

This is such a great idea, Bianca! I really gotta try this! :-) And I love your pics!

Bianca

Friday 18th of September 2015

Thanks Sina! I'm so in love with those purple carrots - I have to buy them again when I see them in the store.

Jennifer

Wednesday 16th of September 2015

That color is out of this world! Lovely!

Bianca

Wednesday 16th of September 2015

Thanks Jennifer! :)