Vegan ZENB Pasta Puttanesca


PREP TIME 15 minutes

COOK TIME 21 minutes

TOTAL TIME 36 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 495g
Servings: 4

Calories: 510

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat12g15%
Saturated Fat1g5%
Dietary Fiber15g54%
Total Sugar5g
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 50mg 15%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 250mg 20%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


This vegan dish features Puttanesca, a classic Italian sauce made with a combination of vegetables. This sauce, combined with ZENB Rotini Pasta will bring an elevated flavor profile, while also staying low calorie, low fat, cholesterol free, and providing a good source of fiber.


  • 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Rotini Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted mixed olives, halved
  • 2 tablespoons salt-packed capers, soaked, rinsed
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon white soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup chopped basil



Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta cooking water; drain.


Meanwhile, combine olive oil, red pepper flakes and garlic in large skillet on medium heat. Cook 2-3 minutes until golden. Add onion, olives and capers; cook 4-5 minutes until onion is translucent.


Increase heat to medium-high. Stir in wine; cook 3-4 minutes until liquid is reduced by half. Add peppers, tomatoes and soy sauce; cook 4-6 minutes until tomatoes have softened. Reduce heat to medium. Add reserved pasta water, pasta, vinegar and basil to the pan. Mix gently 1-2 minutes until well combined.

Tasty Tips

Puttanesca is a classic Italian sauce made with a spicy combination of anchovies, tomatoes, onions, peppers, olives, capers and garlic. This version of Puttanesca substitutes white soy sauce for the anchovies, giving the dish a vegan boost of umami.

Salt-packed capers have a slightly meatier, more complex flavor than brined capers. Soak in water for about 15 minutes and rinse several times before using.

For 2 servings, this recipe can easily be cut in half.

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