Who doesn’t love to eat Pasta? People of all ages crave a yummy pasta- no matter what the shape or country. With the new pasta recipes floating on the internet, I believe the classic ones still remain the most special ones because they never get old. One such dish is Pesto Pasta. The main highlight of this go-to recipe is the basil garlic-based sauce- Pesto, which is made with aromatic herbs and adds flavors to your Pasta.

About Vegan Pesto Pasta Recipe:

This 5 steps delicious recipe is a must-try. It is super easy and can be prepared under 30 minutes. The bright green color and pan-roasted cherry tomatoes make it all the way more tempting. Feel free to customize the recipe the way you want. You can beat the restaurant-style Pesto Pasta with SpicYum’s Vegan Pesto Pasta Recipe. 

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Health Benefits of Pesto:

  • It is full of antioxidants that protect cells from getting damaged.
  • The uncooked sauce lowers the risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, certain kinds of cancer, etc.
  • Eating Pesto significantly improves your cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels.
  • This is also rich in calcium, vitamin D, healthy fats, and other vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients required for making vegan pesto pasta recipe: 

For preparing Pesto:

  • 2/3 cup of Pine Nuts (100g)
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (60ml) 
  • 10 Pitted Green Olives 
  • 1 tsp Crushed Garlic
  • 1/3 cup Nutritional Yeast (20g)
  • 1 cup Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 cup Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

 For making Pasta:

  • 16 ounces Penne Pasta (450g) Dry Weight
  • 20 Cherry Tomatoes

Stepwise instructions with images on how to make vegan pesto pasta recipe:

Cook the pasta

STEP 1: Cook the pasta according to the instructions given on the package.

Toast the pine nuts in a pan

STEP 2: Toast the pine nuts in a pan over medium heat for around 5 minutes while the pasta is cooking.

add them to a food processor

 

STEP 3: After the nuts are roasted properly; add them to a food processor with olive oil, garlic, green olives, yeast, basil leaves, spinach, pepper, and salt. Process it well to make a paste.

cherry tomatoes

 

STEP 4: Cut all the cherry tomatoes in half and lightly roast them for about 5 minutes.

add pesto sauce

 

STEP 5: Now, add pesto sauce and roasted cherry tomatoes over your drained pasta. Toss it well together.

Creamy Vegan Pesto Pasta!

Top it with some herbs, and enjoy your rich and Creamy Vegan Pesto Pasta!

Different Veggies for Pesto Pasta-

The Vegan Creamy Pesto Pasta is pretty easy to customize. My recipe is quite simple, but you can obviously use any combination of vegetables you want for your pasta. Chop them and add them to the recipe. Below are the best vegetables for pesto pasta:

  •  Mushrooms
  • Bell Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Broccoli
  • Onion
  • Asparagus
  • Corns
  • Leafy Greens, etc.

How to Make the Best Vegan Pesto Pasta? 

It might be fun to make pasta, but you only get the perfect taste with time. So, here are a few tips to make the Best Vegan Pesto Pasta Ever:

  •  Always cook the pasta properly because overcooked pasta never tastes good.
  • Use a strong blender instead of a food processor for better consistency.
  • Do not skip adding the oil while making the pesto if you want a smooth and creamy sauce.
  • Add veggies of your choice to the pesto pasta to make it more flavorful and satisfying.
  • Pick a Gluten-Free Pasta. If you want a Vegan Gluten-Free Pesto Pasta.
  • You can replace pine nuts with walnuts or cashews.
  • Allergic to nuts? Try using hemp seeds to make a Nut-Free Pesto Pasta.

What are the Best Noodles for Pesto Pasta?

My vote goes to shorter noodles; however, any type would work for the recipe. I feel Rigatoni or Penne are the best pasta noodle for pesto. Shell and Fusilli are also good. You could even go for the longer cuts of pasta like Spaghettini or Fettuccine, but I just feel the smaller ones absorb more sauce.

How Long does Pesto Pasta Last?

Your leftover pesto pasta can last for at least 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Just reheat it in a microwave before eating.

Why try the Recipe?

PASTA! One word and I am sure you are already thinking of your favorite one- Spaghetti, Ravioli, Lasagna, etc. People honestly love to have any shape or style of pasta. It enjoys an unbeatable fan base. I don’t see a reason you shouldn’t make it. 

Because let’s not forget its nutritious too. On one side, where Pasta alone contains a good amount of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, our sauce (Pesto) is incredible as well. Pesto is a refreshing Italian sauce made from grinding/crushing various ingredients into a paste.

It is an absolutely delicious and wholesome meal in itself. You won’t really need anything with it. Just serve it hot, sprinkled with the savory seasoning you like (oregano, rosemary, or parsley) to enhance the flavors. You can relish it any time of the day or year. This Vegan Pesto Pasta Recipe makes for a fantastic dinner, lunch, or snack. Many people love it with some salad or garlic bread on the side. Try the recipe today! Follow “SpicYum” for more interesting recipes

Vegan Pesto Pasta

BEST VEGAN PESTO PASTA RECIPE

Saucy, Cheesy, and Drool-worthy Vegan Pesto Pasta is a summertime perfection you cannot miss!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, vegan
Cuisine american
Servings 6 people
Calories 13 kcal

Ingredients
  

For preparing Pesto:

  • 2/3 cup Pine Nuts (100g)
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (60ml)
  • 10 Pitted Green Olives
  • 1 tbsp Crushed Garlic
  • 1/3 cup Nutritional Yeast (20g)
  • 1 cup Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 cup Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tbsp Black Pepper

For making Pasta:

  • 16 ounces Penne Pasta (450g) Dry Weight
  • 20 Cherry Tomatoes

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta according to the instructions given on the package.
  • Toast the pine nuts in a pan over medium heat for around 5 minutes while the pasta is cooking.
  • After the nuts are roasted properly; add them to a food processor with olive oil, garlic, green olives, yeast, basil leaves, spinach, pepper, and salt. Process it well to make a paste.
  •  Cut all the cherry tomatoes in half and lightly roast them for about 5 minutes.
  • Now, add pesto sauce and roasted cherry tomatoes over your drained pasta. Toss it well together.
  • Top it with some herbs, and enjoy your rich and Creamy Vegan Pesto Pasta!

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Nutrition

Calories: 13kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 592mgPotassium: 167mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 958IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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