Thai Basil Pasta is simple to prepare and packs a delicious flavor punch. Creamy coconut sauce loaded with veggies, and served over pasta; it’s perfect for a quick and convenient “Meatless Monday” weeknight dinner.
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Plant-based meal solutions
When I heard that O Organics® and Open Nature® had plant-based meal solutions I popped over to my Vons right away. I’m very inspired by all the different options they had.
From quick high-protein snacks to convenient plant-based meal solutions, Open Nature® and O Organics® offer high quality, minimally processed or USDA-certified organic plant-based products exclusively available in their stores.
I grabbed a bunch of different goodies to try. The cauliflower crust pizza with roasted veggies was the first thing we tried. It was so good! We will definitely be buying that one again.
The cashew non-dairy frozen dessert had great flavor, and was the perfect way to end our delicious pizza dinner.
And those frozen plant based meals were perfectly convenient one night when I came home and didn’t want to cook. I loved having something healthy and delicious I could pull out of the freezer for dinner.
These are extensive lines of “better for you” plant-based products including non-dairy milk alternatives, nut butters, frozen ingredients, meal solutions, and desserts.
Open Nature offers minimally processed, high quality products for everyone in the family, including plant-based, high protein, and gluten free options.
O Organics offers high-quality, USDA-certified organic products in every aisle of the store. O Organics products reflect uncompromising purity and quality. The O Organics coffee is my favorite! We love their coffee, so when you’re at Vons, make sure you grab a bag or two!
I love this Thai Basil Pasta made with O Organics Red Lentil Gluten Free Penne. I thought the color and flavor perfectly suited the dish. Of course, you could make this recipe with any of their delicious pastas. The Organic Black Bean Penne would also be wonderful.
It’s simple to make this “better for you” quick and convenient meatless and gluten free meal.
Simply shop for Open Nature and O Organics affordable and high-quality products at your local Vons store.
Mix up the quick sauce. Sauté some beautiful veggies. Cook up the pasta. And toss it all together with fresh Thai basil.
O Organics and Open Nature offer high quality plant-based products available at a value in the Southern California area exclusively at Vons stores.
O Organics and Open Nature plant-based products are a budget-friendly high-protein alternative to meat, without sacrificing quality and flavor.
O Organics offers high-quality USDA-certified organic plant-based products.
Open Nature offers high-quality, minimally-processed plant-based products free from 110 food additives.
I love my Vons
I shopped at Vons in my local area, but you can also find Open Nature and O Organics products exclusively at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, and Tom Thumb.
Did you know that Vons also offers Grocery Delivery and Drive Up & Go™ for convenient ways to shop! I love how easy it is to use the Drive Up & Go service. You just place your order online, choose your pick up time, someone does all the shopping for you. Then, you park in the designated spot and give them a call. They bring your goodies right out for you and they even load them nicely into the car for you. It’s so easy!
And a shout-out to my favorites Vons people, Liz, Angel, Manny, Jennifer, and everyone else, thanks so much for all that you do every day to help people!
Thai Basil Pasta Recipe
- 8 ounces pasta
- ½ cup canned full fat coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small shallot chopped
- ½ cup shredded carrots
- 2 baby bok choy chopped keep white parts separate from dark leafy green parts
- ½ cup fresh Thai basil or regular basil leaves chopped
- Bring 3 quarts water to a boil, salt if desired. Add pasta. Stir; reduce heat to a gentle boil. Cook 7-9 minutes or until desired doneness. While the pasta cooks, prepare the rest of the meal.
Prepare the sauce:
- In a bowl, whisk together coconut milk, soy sauce, brown sugar, and ground ginger. Set aside.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the chopped shallot, and cook until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots and the white parts of the bok choy to the hot skillet with the shallot, and cook another 5 minutes. Add the dark green leafy parts of the bok choy to the skillet with the other veggies, and cook until the leafy parts begin to wilt. Remove the cooked veggies from the skillet to a large bowl.
- Add coconut milk mixture to the pan, and bring to a boil and stir until sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in basil leaves.
- Drain the cooked pasta in a colander, and rinse under hot water.
- Stir sauce into the large bowl with the cooked veggies, and serve large spoonfuls of the veggie mixture over cooked pasta. Garnish with fresh bean sprouts if desired.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.