Ziti with Red Pepper- Walnut Sauce Recipe

Recipe Category: Vegan

Ziti With Red Pepper- Walnut Sauce Recipe


Makes 4 servings

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 jarred roasted red peppers (or see Roasted Red Pepper Hummus), chopped
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound penne
  • 1/2 cup lightly toasted walnut pieces, ground or finely minced


  1. In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat
  2. Add the onion and garlic, cover and cook until softened, 5 minutes
  3. Stir in the basil and oregano
  4. Remove from heat and set aside
  5. In a blender or food processor, process the bell peppers until smooth
  6. Add the onion and garlic mixture and process until smooth
  7. Add the tomatoes, parsley, salt and black pepper and process until well blended
  8. Set aside
  9. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the penne over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 10 minutes
  10. Drain well and transfer to a large serving bowl
  11. Add the sauce and toss gently to combine
  12. Sprinkle with walnuts and serve immediately

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