Tahini paste is easily made from scratch. All you need are sesame seeds and a handful of other ingredients
Falafel is a street food found everywhere in the Middle East. Made with chickpeas, it is a perfect vegan option.
While not technically ricotta, this recipe yields a delicious paste, with umami deriving from the nutritional yeast
If you are allergic to gluten or are on a low sugar diet (for example FODMAP) these pastas allow you to enjoy delicious Italian dishes that are as good as the regular ones.