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Carrot Artichoke Tortellini with Garlic Butter Arugula

Tortellini Vegani

This vegan tortellini recipe is a fresh spin on the classic Italian pasta. The vegan tortellini filling uses grilled marinated artichokes, finely chopped carrots and fresh parsley. No nuts. No tofu. No soy. If you positively love artichokes, this is the one for you!

Vegan wonton wrapper tortellini? Yes, it can be that easy to make DIY vegan tortellini. Just make sure the wonton wrappers are vegan (Nasoya has some out in the U.S.).

Even though we take a shortcut using prepackaged vegan wonton wrappers for the pasta dough, this recipe still takes time to fold all the tortellini. It makes ~30.

As a variation, serve this tortellini with vegan marinara sauce.

Almost homemade vegan tortellini with an artichoke and carrot filling!

Carrot Artichoke Tortellini with Garlic Butter Arugula

Vegan Tortellini:

3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped

14.45 jar of grilled marinated artichokes packed in oil

1 Tbsp nutritional yeast

½ tsp lemon juice

¼ tsp dijon mustard

1 cup carrots

1 Tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley

14 ounce package of wonton wrappers (30 or more)

Garlic Butter Arugula:

3-4 Tbsp vegan butter

1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped

4 cups fresh arugula, packed

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Vegan parmesan, to top – optional

1. In a small skillet, add 1 tsp of the oil from the jar of artichokes and the chopped garlic. Sauté over medium heat until the garlic is golden. Add to a small food processor. Reserve the skillet for use later.

2. Drain the oil from the artichokes, then pat the artichokes with a paper towel to remove additional oil. Add the artichokes to the food processor with the garlic.

3. Add the nutritional yeast, lemon juice and dijon to the food processor.  Cover with lid and blend until smooth, but thick.  Scrape into a mixing bowl and set aside.

4. In the same food processor or blender, add the carrots, and pulse until very finely chopped (similar to sand).  

5. Add the carrots to the skillet that you sautéed the garlic in. Move the carrots around over medium heat for ~3 minutes to soften them up. Then, add them to the mixing bowl with the artichoke hearts.

6. Add the parsley to the mixing bowl, and combine everything. Taste, and adjust seasonings, if needed (salt?).

7. Lay one of the wonton wrappers flat.  Using your finger, wet the edges of the entire wonton (leave the center dry).

8. Spoon 1½ tsp of tortellini filling into the center of the wonton.

9. Fold the wonton in half.  Press out as much air as possible (it will keep them from prematurely floating to the top during the boiling process).  Press the edges together.

10. Fold the end up.

11. Wet the ends of the tortellini, and then, wrap one end of the tortellini around the other and press. Place on a dry plate.

12. At the half way point of folding all the tortellini, fill a large, deep pot with water and place on the stove to bring it to a boil.  Continue folding the vegan wonton tortellini until all are completed.

13. Add 6-9 tortellini to a colander. Lower into rapidly boiling water, and boil for 15-20 seconds.

14. Remove and place on a plate. Continue adding the tortellini in small batches to the boiling water until all of them are cooked.

15. Melt the vegan butter in a skillet over medium heat.  Once butter is completely melted, turn heat down to medium-low and sauté garlic for ~1 minute. Add arugula and allow it to wilt.  Toss with tortellini, season with salt and black pepper, and top with vegan parmesan, if using. Serve immediately.

Tortellini Vegan
A delicious vegan arugula pasta dish

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