This delicious but simple pasta puttanesca is so easy to make and is packed full of lovely, rich flavours.
I only ate puttanesca in a restaurant for the first time a few years ago meaning that I have only ever eaten gluten free versions of this dish! It is one I really enjoy because of how quick and simple it is to make, therefore, I wanted to create a vegan version so I could continue eating it.
One of the key parts of puttanesca is the salty flavour from the anchovies, obviously to make this fish free I had to come up with a good alternative flavour wise and, after some experimenting, found that capers and soy sauce make a great substitute. If you are not vegan and are simply looking for a gluten free simple pasta puttanesca recipe then you could could add some anchovies into this recipe. If you do this then you may want to omit the capers and soya sauce in case these flavours are overpowering, however, it is completely up to you.
With it being so quick to throw together it makes the perfect weekday dinner if you don’t have a great deal of time or energy to cook. I like this meal topped with a little sprinkle of dairy free style parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast but this is completely optional.
If you like this simple pasta dish you may like my easy Lentil Bolognese recipe or my Creamy Red Pesto recipe which you can find here.
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