Vegan Pangrattato & Stalk Sauce Pasta

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4 People

To celebrate the launch of @seedandsproutco’s new pantry and spice jars, we made a recipe using up bits and bobs that you always have lying around the kitchen- like stale bread and herb stalks! This one is super easy but FULL of flavour and will leave you wanting to put “stalk sauce” on just about everything!

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  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 4 People


  • 500 g Linguine
  • 3 slices Bread, (doesn't matter if they're a bit stale)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 bunch Parlsey stalks
  • 1 bunch Mint stalks, could use basil or coriander stalks (whatever you have left over) garlic clove
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Small/baby gherkins
  • 1 heaped tbsp Baby capers
  • 1 Lemon
  • Chilli flakes


  • 1)

    Get pot of water on the boil for pasta.

  • 2)

    Put 3 slices of bread into a blender/food processor and blitz into a chunky crumb.

  • 3)

    Put approx 50mL of olive oil into a pan on high heat.

  • 4)

    Put pasta into pot of boiling water and cook as per specific instructions.

  • 5)

    Once pan/oil up to temperature, add bread crumbs into pan and stir intermittently. Take off the heat once crunchy (approx. 10 mins).

  • 6)

    To create stalk sauce: add herb stalks, roughly chopped garlic clove, mustard, baby gherkins, baby capers, zest and juice of 1 lemon and 3 tablespoons of olive oil into blender.

  • 7)

    Once pasta is finished cooking, place it into pan with the breadcrumbs (get a bit of the pasta liquid in with it) and pour the blended stalk sauce in too.

  • 8)

    Mix together. Optional to serve topped with some chilli flakes.

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