Vegan Creamy Tarragon Pasta

Mercedes Aspland
By Mercedes Aspland / July 17, 2014

I bought some tarragon a while ago with no real idea of what to do with it, after browsing the internet for quite a while I couldn’t really find something that jumped out at me and so I came up with this recipe. To be completely honest when I bought the tarragon I had no real idea of its flavour and how to use it so I thought in case you feel the same as me I would give you a bit of some info about it.

I have put a picture of tarragon above but basically the herb is the long leaves that are attached to stems, the best way I have found to describe it is it looks a bit like long grass. So I suppose the big questions is what does it taste like? Well it is a slightly unusual flavour and it has a very strong aniseed taste but it is subtle and will not overpower a dish. If I am being honest, I am not a major fan of aniseed flavours and did not know tarragon had that sort of flavour profile so it was surprising that I enjoyed it so much. If you want to give an unusual twist to a dish then I can highly recommend this underused herb.

The other thing I wanted to tell you about this dish is the pasta I used which is a Explore Asian Organic Mung Bean Fettuccine which is a great option if you want to lower the GI of a meal. This pasta is made only from mung beans and water so is more like having a bean dish than a pasta. There are a lot of bean pastas available now but you do need to be careful when buying them as some can still have a high GL as they are all carbs. These noodles are great as they are an excellent blend of protein and carbs meaning you can keep your blood sugar under control better.

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About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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