Corn Pasta Sauce with Marinated Fresh Veggies

3 Sep

Summer might be “over” with September here, but gardens and markets still have much to offer in the way of summer produce! And this dish is perfect for using up some of your collection.

Corn Pasta Sauce with Marinated Fresh Veggies |

A vegan pasta sauce made from corn and dairy free soy milk, delicately coats whole wheat spaghetti, and acts as a tasty bed for a medley of marinated fresh vegetables. This meal is packed with protein, fiber, and vitamins…and flavor! You’ll have your family gobbling it down in no time. And it’s super easy to prepare. Embrace the end of summer and get to it!

Corn Pasta Sauce with Marinated Fresh Veggies |

Corn Pasta Sauce with Marinated Fresh Veggies, adapted from Scaling Back

Serves 6

Corn Pasta Sauce

  • 3 ears fresh corn, shaved off
  • 1.5 C plain soymilk
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp each of sea salt and black pepper

Marinated Veggies

  • 1 C cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and diced (or use half, if spicy isn’t for you)
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 C fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp each of sea salt and black pepper

Pasta Dish

  • 10 oz whole wheat spaghetti (or use a GF variety)
  • 1 C corn pasta sauce
  • 1/2 C pasta water
  • 1 ear fresh corn, shaved off

Begin by making the corn pasta sauce. Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Set aside.

Chop veggies and combine all of the marinade ingredients with the veggies into a bowl. Set aside.

Bring pasta to a boil in a large pot. Cook to al dente.

Before draining the cooked pasta, reserve a half cup of the pasta water. Let the rest drain.

Heat a large pan over medium-high. Pour in one cup of the corn pasta sauce, the extra shaved corn, and the cooked pasta. Mix together and heat through. Add pasta water as needed to loosen the sauce.

Keep remaining corn pasta sauce in a container in the fridge for later use – perhaps to blend with mashed potatoes?

Serve pasta into bowls. Top with the marinated veggies. Enjoy with a nice cold beer 🙂

29 Responses to “Corn Pasta Sauce with Marinated Fresh Veggies”

  1. Old Things R New September 3, 2014 at 8:07 pm #

    I have never seen a recipe like this one!

  2. Joanne September 7, 2014 at 7:04 am #

    I pretty much want all things corn all the time..sounds great!

    • xtinaluvspink September 7, 2014 at 7:13 am #

      Ditto! Now I need to figure out what to make with the leftover corn sauce…

  3. GiGi Eats Celebrities July 6, 2016 at 8:05 am #

    CORN SAUCE?!?! THAT is a new one! So dang creative 😀

    • xtinaluvspink July 6, 2016 at 8:12 am #

      Why, thank you!! It’s sooooo tasty and pretty easy, too.

  4. wendyistakingthelongwayhome July 6, 2016 at 8:10 am #

    My husband would die for this–it’s like creamed corn, one of his childhood favorites!

    • xtinaluvspink July 6, 2016 at 8:13 am #

      Yes! I’ve never actually had creamed corn, but I imagine the taste and texture would be similar.

  5. Debbie Woodruff July 6, 2016 at 10:28 am #

    I’ve would never even have thought of a corn sauce for pasta! I love corn though, so I’ll bet I’d love it. It looks so healthy with all the veggies@

    • xtinaluvspink July 6, 2016 at 10:39 am #

      Yes, it is!! Kind of perfect after a long run or hard workout. Thanks 🙂

  6. abbey July 6, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    i adore corn with a passion, especially now in summer. its delicious and so refreshing!

    • xtinaluvspink July 6, 2016 at 10:57 am #

      Yes! And it makes for the perfect side dish to any meal.

  7. Corina July 6, 2016 at 11:06 am #

    It sounds like a lovely sauce and the marinated veggies must go so well here. Pinning too.

  8. Julie Harris July 6, 2016 at 11:21 am #

    What a perfect way of adding healthy veggies to a pasta dish. I was just reading how pasta is such a good addition to a healthy diet!

    • xtinaluvspink July 6, 2016 at 11:23 am #

      Yes! It totally is, as long as you choose real pasta. I also love the pastas made with legumes – made an edamame & mung bean fettuccine over the weekend. It was bright green, but good!

  9. SuzLyfe July 6, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    Love the idea of a corn pasta sauce! How creative is that!

    • xtinaluvspink July 6, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

      Thanks 🙂 just another way to get in the veggies!

  10. Melissa (@melissagabbs) July 6, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    Veggie pasta sauces are so good! I love using them as an excuse to clean out the fridge too.

  11. Fresh tomatoes are one of my favorite parts of summer! This looks so yummy

  12. Chrissa- Physical Kitchness July 6, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    Love love love love the idea of using fresh corn as a base for pasta sauce!!! I’m obsessed with sweet corn right now – SO good. This dish looks 100% amazing

    • xtinaluvspink July 6, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

      Thank you so much! Let me know if you try it out 🙂

  13. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets July 6, 2016 at 8:53 pm #

    Looks like a really tasty meal!

  14. Jill Conyers (@jillconyers) July 7, 2016 at 4:13 am #

    Looks delicious. I love different types of sauces with chunky veggies.

  15. Alyssa @ July 7, 2016 at 7:10 am #

    How creative. I think my kids would love this.

  16. Alyssa @ July 7, 2016 at 7:10 am #

    How creative. I think my kids would love this.

  17. Powered by BLING (@PoweredbyBLING) July 8, 2016 at 6:52 am #

    I love the combination of veggies on this pasta dish. Would be perfect over spaghetti squash too!

    • xtinaluvspink July 8, 2016 at 9:08 am #

      Thanks! Yeah, this would be great on spaghetti squash!

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