Bloody Mary Pasta

Bloody Mary Pasta

During lockdown the two most difficult things to try and get seem to be pasta & chopped tomatoes. I just have a vision of people living on these two ingredients with orange stained chins. If you have managed to acquire these two rare ingredients. I think it would be a good time to spice it up a little with a Bloody Mary twist. This is a vegan version of the Italian dish emulsified with almonds.

Ingredients for

Serves 4

Phase 1

250 g Pasta (any) £0.25

Phase 2

3 Cloves Garlic £0.06

1/4 Red Pepper £0.10

1/2 Red Onion £0.10

2 tbsp of your preferred oil £0.05
(I do prefer an Olive Oil with tomatoes & I purchase this large bottle)

Phase 3

400g Chopped Tomatoes or Passata £0.28

1/4 tsp Dried Thyme £0.05

1/4 tsp Dried Oregano £0.05

50 ml Vodka £0.77

Phase 4

40 g Ground or Sliced Almonds £0.48


4-6 Mushrooms

Total Cost £2.22 Cost per head £0.56


Prep Time 10 Minutes Cook Time 20 Minutes

Phase 1
  1. First and Foremost Wash Your Hands!
  2. Cook the 250 g Pasta (any) to manufacturers instructions, with a little Olive Oil & a tsp of Salt
Phase 2
  1. Peel and slice 3 Cloves Garlic & 1/2 Red Onion
    (Dice the red onion if you can, if you leave the root on the onion when peeling this is much easier)
  2. Cut one side from a Red Pepper and dice
  3. Put the Garlic, Pepper & Onion in a saucepan with the 2 tbsp oil on a medium heat & cook until they have softened (approx 4 mins)
  4. Keep an eye on the Pasta, if finished drain in a sieve & run a little cold water over it to stop it sticking
Phase 3
  1. Stir the 400g Chopped Tomatoes or Passata, 1/4 tsp Dried Thyme, 1/4 tsp Dried Oregano, 50 ml Vodka to the pan and bring to a simmer (just starting to bubble)
  2. Chuck in the 40 g Sliced or Ground Almonds and blend with a hand-blender until you have a smooth sauce
  3. Season salt and black pepper
Phase 4
  1. Stir in the Pasta with the Bloody Mary Sauce
  2. I quickly pan fried my mushrooms in a little oil & scattered on the top (because my daughter doesn’t like them!)
  3. Top with some Fresh Basil if you have some on your window-sill.

Happy Eating

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