The sauce for this pasta was ready before the linguini was, and it was delicious!
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil for the linguini. Cook according to directions, drain, set aside.
Dice and sautee 1/2 a red bell pepper, 1/2 a green bell pepper, and some mushrooms and set aside. (I left mine raw and added to the sauce with the protein crumbles)
Blend 1/2 cup cashews and just enough water to cover them in the Vitamix for several minutes.
Add 1 can of diced tomatoes, blend.
Add 1 tsp. minced garlic, 1 tbsp. Italian herbs, 1 tsp. onion powder, a pinch of cayenne, a bit of fresh ground black pepper, 1 tsp. olive oil and blend until smooth.
Add the peppers, mushrooms, and 1/2 cup Light Life Smart Ground Protein Crumbles. Mix gently until just combined.
Pour sauce into pot and add pasta back into it. Mix until heated through. I topped my bowl with Go Veggie Parmesan.
Interested in protein crumbles? They’re delicious and can be a nice and easy addition to “beef up” a meal:
I love this parmesan replacement from Go Veggie!