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Vegan Quick Pasta Puttanesca Recipe


You’ll never miss the anchovies in this speedy vegan variation of the infamous “streetwalker style” spaghetti alla puttanesca Recipe.

Serves:  3 to 4 servings


  • 8 ounces spaghetti or linguine1
  • ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 to 3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped kalamata or other good-quality black olives
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped green olives
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped, drained capers
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or flat-leaf parsley (optional)


  1. In a large stockpot, cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water according to package directions until al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, olives, capers, oregano, salt, red pepper flakes (if using), and black pepper; bring to a brisk simmer over medium-high heat.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced and thickened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the pasta and basil (if using) and toss well to combine.
  6. Serve at once.

Per serving:

  • Calories 418|
  • Protein 11g
  • Total Fat 12g
  • Sat. Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Carbohydrate 67g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sodium 588mg


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Adding more vegetables to your diet is a great way to boost your health and lose weight. The vegan diet is a major factor in reducing the risk of heart disease, type-2 diabetes and even certain types of cancer. Whether you already follow a vegan diet or are just looking to go meatless sometimes, these recipes for low carb vegan meal plan make it easy to eat your veggies! The registered dietitians and culinary experts at have done their maximum for you and sorted out a mixture of delicious vegetarian meals, snacks, and drinks.

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