- Total recipe cost | R 44.32
- Servings | 4
- Portion cost | R 11.08
With a rich flavour and a budget price, this veganised version of Pasta Puttanesca is a winner, especially in winter.
If you’re short on time – or tomatoes | You could substitute 2 cans of chopped tomatoes, but you’ll bring the cost of the recipe to R 69.30 (or R 17.33 per serving). I, personally, feel this doesn’t offer the same flavour, but that’s subjective anyhow.
If you need to serve an extra person or two | Add 2 more tomatoes and 200 grams more pasta to the mix. This works out to R 55.52 for the full recipe, or R 9.25 per serving. That is if you don’t adjust any other ingredients, which I don’t feel is truly necessary.
If you don’t normally keep miso on hand | I find this to be one of the most valuable ingredients in my vegan arsenal – and use it in a lot of recipes, so I’d strongly suggest picking some up. Woolworths offers a nice one, though you’ll find it cheaper at any Asian grocer.
How to make vegan puttanesca even cheaper
- Skip the miso. You’ll lose a little of that delicious umami flavour it offers, but it will knock nearly R5 off the price.
- Use the cheapest pasta you can find.
- Olives that haven’t been pitted are usually a little less expensive, if you’re willing to do the work yourself.