Whole Wheat Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Lemon Breadcrumbs

Whole Wheat Pasta with Dried Tomatoes and Lemon Breadcrumbs Recipe | curlsnchard.com

When I wrote my Weekend Reading #2 – Savory Reads post last Friday, I mentioned that I wanted to start a Savory Saturdays series. Well, I decided to really try my hand at it! Right now I want to do it every other week, because I’m not sure if I will have the time to make enough dishes, photograph, edit and write the posts for it. Actually, I should be writing my master thesis and probably not spending so much time on my blog πŸ˜‰ BUT, I love doing this, and everyone needs a little balance, right? So let’s jump right in: the first savory recipe on this blog is actually a pasta dish – Whole Wheat Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Lemon Breadcrumbs!

The original post for this recipe is actually a Lumaconi with Prosciutto and Lemon Breadcrumbs recipe from Bon AppΓ©tit, even though I came to this recipe through an already adapted version that can be found here (I mentioned this recipe in my second last Weekend Reading post). I decided to try my hand on it and make it more wholesome and healthy. The original recipe uses tons of oil and seems like there is a lot of salt in there too. Apart from that, I wanted to make it dairy-free as well. In the end, it actually turned out vegan πŸ˜‰ (I’m not vegan, but I love to try my hand in making dishes vegan).

Whole Wheat Pasta with SunDried Tomatoes and Lemon Breadcrumbs

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Whole Wheat Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Lemon Breadcrumbs
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat pasta
Sauce:
  • 3 sundried tomatoes (I used ones that were oil with oregano)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 small shallots
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ⅓ cup soy cream ('soy cuisine')
  • lemon juice
  • a pinch of salt
  • some chopped parsley
Breadcrumbs:
  • ⅓ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • lemon zest
Instructions
Sauce:
  1. Chop 2 tomatoes very finely and heat them in a pan with the olive oil.
  2. Add shallots and garlic - let it soften and brown.
  3. When everything smells delicious and the shallots are soft, add the thyme, bay leave, a pinch of salt and soy cream to the pan.
  4. Let it boil up and then simmer for about 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and let it steep while you prepare the rest of the dish.
  5. Boil pasta accordingly to the instructions on your packet!
Breadcrumbs:
  1. Heat the olive oil with finely chopped garlic in a pan and let it turn golden.
  2. Add in the bread crumbs, and stir, stir, stir until it starts to brown.
  3. Add in lemon zest, stir again and put it in a small bowl (otherwise it will burn).
Assembly of the dish:
  1. Take the thyme sprigs and bay leaf out from the sauce and add the remaining dried tomato to it (chop it first!).
  2. Add pasta to the sauce and heat up again, while stirring well to spread the sauce all over the pasta.
  3. When the dish is hot again, add some lemon juice and some chopped parsley and plate.
  4. On the plate, add breadcrumbs on top and garnish with some fresh thyme sprigs.

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Notes:

  • The resulting dish is probably quite far away from the initial recipe, but it is delicious!
  • The soy cream is used instead of traditional heavy cream and I used a product called ‘soy cuisine’ which is just perfect for this purpose
  • The original recipe also called for some Brandy to be put into the sauce – I didn’t have any, so I simply omitted it
  • If the sauce is a bit too thick right from the beginning, simply add a bit of water πŸ™‚

Have you tried Whole Wheat Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Lemon Breadcrumbs before? Did you like this kind of recipe? What do you think in general about this bi-weekly series, is this something you want to see on my blog?Β  Let me know in the comments!

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28 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Lemon Breadcrumbs

  1. Ummm savory Saturdays sounds and looks good, all I need now is a glass of wine, and great company, for my Saturdays to be perfect. πŸ˜‰

  2. Looks & sounds delicious. The “lemon breadcrumbs” in the recipe caught my attention as I have never heard of this before.

    1. Thank you so much Sarah! I really love the lemon flavored breadcrumbs, I hope you soon find time to give it a try πŸ™‚

  3. Wow, it looks delicious Kat! Hubby is a very good cooker, I’ll give him this recipe to try next weekend πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing! Helena xx

    1. Haha, I hope your husband is going to make it for you soon! It’s really delicious and a total comfort food πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by, Helena!

    1. I know – I often overlook sundries tomatoes as well! They are so good though, I love putting them on a slice of bread with cream cheese too πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Linh! I’m sure chicken would taste great with this pasta πŸ™‚ The original version had some prosciutto in it, which would for sure taste great too!

    1. Thank you Miranda! Yes, the breadcrumbs give it a great texture πŸ™‚ I’m all about texture, I can’t stand food that has no real texture or just feels completely uniform!

    1. Thank you so much, Meg! I greatly appreciate it. I hope you soon find time to make it – let me know when you did, I’m curious πŸ™‚

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