This recipe is vegan, gluten free, dairy free and nut free!
1 medium head of broccoli, steamed and cooled
Bunch of basil
½ cup olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Teaspoon of salt
½ cup of vegan parmesan (I use the Oliana brand)
250g Orgran Rice & Corn tortellini
½ cup of pasta water
10-12 cherry tomatoes, halved
Salt and pepper
250g of firm tofu
Juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons of salt
Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon of dried oregano
Lemon wedges to serve
- Preheat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius/375 degrees
- Remove tofu from packaging patting with paper towel to remove excess liquid
- Place on chopping board and place a heavy saucepan with lots of canned veggies (or something else heavy) to weigh it down, leave for about 10 minutes
- Meanwhile, to prepare the marinade, mix the rest of the ingredients for the haloumi and set aside
- Slice tofu into 8 even portions.
- In a shallow dish, place the tofu in a single layer and pour the marinade over, rubbing each piece so its evenly coasted, set aside for 30 minutes
- Place tomatoes cut side up on a lined baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, bake for 10-20 minutes or to your desired crunchiness
- Bring salted water to the boil and add pasta to cook 7.5 minutes, drain and save ½ cup of pasta water
- Combine the pesto ingredients in a food processor adding olive oil until it’s the desired consistency
- Add pesto and parmesan to the same pasta saucepan with the ½ cup of pasta water, add pasta and broccoli when you are ready to serve to heat through.
- Add some olive oil to a non-stick frypan and cook the marinaded tofu for 3-4 minutes each side until they start turning a golden colour. Remove from pan, place on paper towel. You may need to cook in a few batches.
- Divide the heated tortellini, serve with “haloumi”
Notes: you can make this creamy by adding some soy or almond milk if you desire and is delicious hot or cold!
Works out at about $2.50 a serve!
This recipe is great by itself, but you can also add some “chick’n” or sliced Quorn mock chicken fillets!