Store cupboard recipe 2: Garlic spaghetti

I am sharing another of our favourite vegan store cupboard recipes. This is great with a fresh salad, but failing that we have also eaten it with frozen peas or broccoli. As you may have noticed, we love garlic. And in times like these we do not have think about whether we can eat it without offending anyone the next day! 😜

Garlic spaghetti


It is so quick and simple to make.

For two people you will need:

  • 300g spaghetti
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 6+ cloves of garlic, depending on their size (or add an extra two or three!)
  • 1 packet smoked tofu or vegan bacon, chopped into cubes (normal tofu is also good as long as you season it really well)
  • approx 200ml good olive oil
  • herbs, dried or fresh, for sprinkling
  • vegan parmesan or nutritious yeast for sprinkling
  • lots of salt and black pepper

While your spaghetti is cooking, sautΓ©e the onion in olive oil until soft, then add the garlic and switch off the heat. In a separate pan fry the tofu in a little olive oil, seasoning with salt and pepper.

Mix the onion, garlic and tofu together and serve over the spaghetti. Sprinkle with herbs etc.

Enjoy!

xxx

 

27 thoughts on “Store cupboard recipe 2: Garlic spaghetti

  1. We had the same last night minus the Tofo πŸ™‚ trying to get that by him I will never be successful at.

  2. That looks so good Cathy. I’ll have to try the only with real bacon. I forgot to buy more garlic, so I guess I’ll have to wait until next grocery trip. It’s so hard not to just stop in a store to pick up something you forgot, but I need to avoid unnecessary trips.

    • I know what you mean about the shopping Cindy. I have managed 9 days now without a shopping trip but need some fresh fruit and salad! For many years now I have made a plan of meals for the week ahead, so that helps me and saves waste. πŸ˜‰

  3. Cathy is a delicious recipe: I’m getting hungry and wanting to make it. But I don’t have tofu and getting it now is very difficult. We have extended the Alarm Status and home confinement until April 24. And I don’t have a mask to go outside. I’m going to sew one by hand with the fabrics I find: it doesn’t protect the same, but it does something. I just go down to the street to go to the pharmacy. The Covid-19 is very bad here in Madrid. When it’s all over, I’ll buy tofu and make your fantastic garlic spaghetti. Stay safe and positive thoughts. Take care. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita

    • Hi Margarita. I suppose tofu is something vegans have at home but is not a common ingredient for most people. I do hope this is over for you soon and you can finally do some proper shopping. Take care! πŸ˜ƒ

      • Exactly Cathy. And making the purchase through the Wahts App in a supermarket because the large stores do not serve for 15 days and ordering the fresh products from the market stalls by phone so they can bring it home and just go out to the street to the pharmacy to Because of the medicines, I can’t buy tofu in spite of myself. I hope that you are well. Stay safe and secure. Take care. Very affectionate greetings from MargaritaπŸ˜€

  4. Oh, yum! Though I’m not sure how I feel about tofu with spaghetti … though I can always substitute bacon.

  5. Mmmm – that looks good Cathy – we both like garlic and as you say we wont’t risk offending people the next day. A favourite and quick meal here is pasta mixed with a generous dollop of pesto and some petis pois. Most yummy.

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