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.
Pasta is such a quick and delicious dinner. Be sure to check out my recipes for Red wine pasta, Garlic Sesame Noodles, Blackened shrimp pasta, and Weeknight tuna pasta.
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.
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My friend Shari has moved to a plant based diet and she loved it when I made her this meal! We all loved it! So flavorful!
We made this for dinner and while we love Thai basil, it was amazing using the Black Bean Penne! It was amazing!
I’m going to have to keep my eyes open for that red lentil penne! That sounds awesome. I’m so happy that more and more of these healthier versions of pasta are being made available.
I love my Vons too – they have the best stocked stores in our area. This recipe was easy to make and so yummy! I’ll use this pasta next time. This time I just used what was in my cupboard. Can’t wait to grab that pasta and make this dish – delicious!
Great easy dinner; my family loved it!! I’m always looking for more meatless meal ideas, and this one was great. We don’t have VONS but I can still get red lentil pasta. 🙂
This was such a delicious meal! Our family loved it! While I no longer live near a Von’s, my first job at 16 that took me through college was working for Von’s! Always loved their stores.
This is a fantastic easy plant based midweek meal and even better high in protein, which is always good if you are training/ doing a lot of exercise through the day.
I made it for dinner this past weekend and it was great. Filled me up and was tasty.
What an awesome dinner idea! I love thai flavors and pasta, this is my new favorite!
Made this tonight and I had to rush over and tell you how much we all loved it! Thank you for always giving me creative dinner options!! I love your recipes!
Love the colour and the flavor of red lentil pasta. Protein embedded in your pasta is such a good thing, you can then enjoy whatever sauce you like and not have to worry about protein. Love the Thai flavours in your sauce. I made it last night for dinner & it was great! Thanks for the recipe.
This is so much better than any take out I have had! And so easy to make!