Rustic Tomato & Garlic Pasta

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Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes 

(Serves 2)


  • 250g short pasta 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 400g cherry tomatoes 
  • A pinch of salt 
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1-2 tbsp vegan yogurt
  • A few fresh basil leaves
  • Salt & black pepper to taste


  1. Start by cooking your pasta according to packaging instructions. 
  2. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick pan and add in your ripe cherry tomatoes. Let them sizzle in the pan for a few minutes or until their skins start to burst. Sprinkle with a little salt, then grate the garlic into the pan. 
  3. Once the garlic becomes fragrant and the tomatoes have softened, use a masher or the back of a fork to squash the tomatoes. Stir through the agave nectar and continue to simmer on low heat until the sauce has thickened. 
  4. Mix the vegan yogurt into the sauce to make it creamy and adjust the texture with small amounts of pasta water. 
  5. Remove from the heat and mix the sauce with the cooked and drained pasta. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and season to taste with salt and pepper before serving. 

Credit: Romy London

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