This Vegan Pasta Recipe With Chorizo Is Done in 30 Minutes
In college, we juggle being full-time students, working part-time jobs, finding time to be social, and managing so many other things we have to do. On top of all of that, how can we find time to cook when we're never home?
During the weekdays, I arrive home around 7:30-8 pm, exhausted and hangry. So, yeah, I don’t have time to cook. I like to buy take-out, but occasionally I want a nice home cooked meal. I know a lot of people prep their meals ahead of time. But, I don’t like the idea of constantly heating my pre-cooked meals. I don’t know why, but it bothers me. I can't eat food that's been sitting in the fridge for two or three days. In my opinion, meals lose their flavor after a while.
Thankfully, one day my professor canceled class. I was so relieved that I took the liberty to relax, catch up on Scandal, work on assignments for my other classes, and possibly find something to cook. I hadn’t gone grocery shopping in days and barely had any food in my fridge. So I quickly thought of what I could make with the ingredients I had in my fridge and checked the cabinets as well. I also checked online to find recipes that would fit my situation.
I found so many recipes, some had extra ingredients that I didn’t have or included ingredients that I disliked. As you can see, I am a picky eater. I don’t eat pork, seafood, or dairy, but eat everything else. I was inspired by looking at all the recipes I encountered. The vegan pasta recipe I'm sharing today is loosely based off of this spaghetti recipe. I even cooked this meal for my family. They loved it and didn’t know it was vegan. Also, I got my 11-year-old sister who dislikes vegan food to eat it because it's all vegetables.
Vegan Chorizo Pasta
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 25 mins
- Servings: 6
- 12 ounces soy chorizo
- 1 box fusilli pasta
- 5 quarts water
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 handful basil - sliced into thin ribbons
- 8-10 baby tomatoes - sliced in half
- 1 cup diced onions
- 2 garlic cloves - minced
I served my vegan chorizo pasta along with some salad because I was feeling very vegan. But if you want to take it up another notch , grab a glass of wine and share your meal on Snap 'cause you worked hard creating this masterpiece within 30 minutes.