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Mexican Fajita Pasta

Very tasty, authentic pasta variation with creamy, spicy cashew-based sauce.

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Pasta e basta! At least that’s what the Italians say, and they’re pretty sure they invented the pasta. Italy is at least my land of milk and honey when it comes to all imaginable Pasta variations. Since I myself am the absolute noodle freak, I wanted to try something different. Why not Mexican? No sooner said than done, it became a great, creamy variation that reminds me a bit of a fajita. Damn, why is there actually no good vegan Mexican around the corner. That’s the price of living in the country. But I have to say, it’s easy to put up with (oh my god, that rhymes too).

Pasta e basta or who invented vegan pasta?

Mexican Fajita Pasta

With this Pasta variation also finally comes once the green bell pepper to use. How many times have I had them in the fridge and then reached for the red bean again. Here, however, it fits in really well and it also doesn’t hurt to include as many vegetables as possible in menu. At least that’s what the latest studies say. So if you want to do something for the health of your intestines, then reach for fruits and vegetables that would otherwise not necessarily end up in your shopping cart.

For the preparation of our mexican style pasta pasta requires a few simple steps:

  • PASTA : Here you can use any variation of pasta, whole grain, gluten-free, everything is allowed.
  • CHICKER BEANS: Strain (if you are using them from a can or jar), rinse and soak again in cold water for at least 10 minutes. This will make them even easier to digest, especially if you’re not used to legumes yet. Alternatively, you can buy dried chickpeas and cook them according to package instructions.
  • THE CASHEWSAUCE: Here again a good mixer is needed. It is best to soak the cashews in either hot water for an hour or cold water for at least 6 hours beforehand. This makes them easier to digest because you get rid of a lot of phytic acid (anti-nutrient). This prevents nutrient absorption in the body and makes the nuts harder to digest. Another positive side effect is the easier processing of the nuts in the blender. Soaking is therefore worthwhile!
  • ROASTING VEGETABLES: Currently, I’m trying to reduce the amount of oil I use in the kitchen. why? Because oils are processed just like juices, and many valuable fibers and dietary fibers have been removed from them. That is why they are so high in calories (1 tablespoon of oil is about 120kcal). Surely you are now asking yourself how you can cook oil-free at all. It’s really easier than you thought. Heat pan, add vegetables and gradually deglaze with vegetable broth until cooked.


Mexican Fajita Pasta

Let’s get back to our Court . After the sauce is mixed, the Pasta cooked and the vegetables are sautéed, simply mix everything together. On top I like to sprinkle a little vegan parmesan and parsley, Pasta ! Well, do you give the Mexican pasta a chance?

This goes well with a delicious salad and as a dessert I like to treat myself to a Chocolate Chia Pudding for which you do not need 5 minutes need in the production.

The Mexican Fajita Pasta is:

  • creamy
  • Pleasantly spicy
  • maxican seasoned
  • filling
  • Quickly made

This pasta variation is almost like a short trip to Mexico, only a little cheaper. I wish you a lot of fun in recooking and of course a review at the bottom of this page. If you post a picture, use the hashtag #veganevibes.

Mexican Fajita Pasta

Creamy Mexican vegan pasta with delicious sauce and crunchy vegetables. Refined with aromatic spices and protein-rich chickpeas. Makes a perfect healthy vegan lunch or dinner. Viva la Mexico!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main course
Cuisine mexican
Calories 465


4 Servings



  • 250 g Durum wheat pasta alternatively gluten-free or wholemeal
  • 32 g Tomato paste alternatively 1-2 fresh tomatoes, stalk removed cut into coarse pieces
  • 350 ml Cashew cream Mix 50g (1/3 cup) soaked cashews with 375ml (1 1/2 cups) water until a fine cream is formed.
  • ½ tbspn Garlic granules alternatively 1-2 cloves of garlic pressed
  • ¼ tbspn Mustard seed alternatively ½ tsp medium hot mustard, can also be omitted if not at hand
  • ½ tbspn Salt
  • 30 g Nutritional yeast flakes sörgt for a cheesy taste
  • 15 g Spelt flour alternatively gluten-free flour mixture or starch



  • Soak chickpeas and cashews (more info on this earlier in the text).
  • Cook pasta according to package and set aside.
    250 g Durum wheat pasta
  • Heat the pan, add the oil and fry the vegetables for about 5 minutes. Add smoked paprika, cumin, garlic granules, oregano, basil, turmeric, Bird Eye chili and salt. If oil is cooked freely, deglaze with vegetable broth, a little at a time, until vegetables are cooked.
    7,5 ml Frying oil, ½ red bell bell pepper, 1 green peppers, 1 medium red onion, 1 tbspn smoked paprika powder, ½ tbspn Cumin, ½ tbspn Garlic granules, ½ tbspn Oregano, ½. tbspn Basil, ½ tbspn Turmeric, 1-2 Bird Eye chilies or other chili variations as desired., ½ tbspn Salt
  • Add chickpeas and continue to cook over medium heat.
    240 g Chickpeas – drained* and washed, from a can or jar.
  • Meanwhile, strain cashews and chickpeas and rinse again with cold water.
    Mexikanische Fajita Pasta
  • Place cashews in a high-powered blender along with the water for the cashew cream, tomato paste, garlic granules, mustard seeds, salt, nutritional yeast, and spelt flour and blend on high speed until a creamy sauce is formed.
    32 g Tomato paste, 350 ml Cashew cream, ½ tbspn Garlic granules, ¼ tbspn Mustard seed, ½ tbspn Salt, 30 g Nutritional yeast flakes, 15 g Spelt flour
  • Add cashew sauce to the vegetables and chickpeas, stir once, season to taste and heat again briefly.
  • Divide among plates, garnish with Parmesan and basil and enjoy.
    Vegan Parmesan cheese to taste, Basil fresh or dried to taste
  • Keeps up to 2 days covered in the refrigerator, but best fresh!



Serving: 1PortionCalories: 465kcalCarbohydrates: 87gProtein: 19gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 167mgPotassium: 664mgFiber: 11gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 705IUVitamin C: 204.8mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 4mg

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