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Banza Alla Vodka

Banza Alla Vodka
Banza Alla Vodka
Recipe Type: Vegan Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Irene Limanto
  • 1 box of Banza
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least 2 hours
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 28-oz can crushed fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Handful fresh basil, chopped, to garnish
  1. Drain the soaked cashews. Add to the blender along with the water. Blend until smooth and set aside.
  2. In a large deep skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and saut̩ for 2-3 minutes, or until fragrant.
  3. Pour the vodka and let it reduce by half.
  4. Pour in the broth, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Bring the sauce to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package.
  6. Once the sauce is done simmering, stir in the cashew cream and nutritional yeast. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  7. Stir in the cooked pasta, mixing well until thoroughly combined.
  8. Portion onto serving dishes and top with fresh chopped basil.

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