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20-minute Vegan Basil Pesto Pasta Recipe

In my world, there is only 1 thing better than spaghetti with tomato sauce and olives. It’s this vegan Basil Pesto recipe. To me, basil is everything.

This vegan Basil Pesto Pasta recipe is a super flavorful dinner that you can make in 20 minutes. The fresh basil leaves make this Italian dish a healthy and tasty meal. Beginner-friendly! | The Green Loot #vegan

I used to think, that pesto was like a really complicated recipe to make, and that thought always made me sad. See, I’ve loved pesto since I was a really small girl. However, I just bought pesto in the supermarket and I was content with it.

It was not until recently that I took the time, and actually researched how to make it at home. And as it turned out, it’s ridiculously easy to make. Like you can make it in 5 minutes. No joke. Of course, I wasn’t really happy with any of the recipes I found in my old recipe books so I decided to tweak them and created “my own”.

Vegan Basil Pesto Pasta

This vegan Basil Pesto Pasta recipe is a super flavorful dinner that you can make in 20 minutes. The fresh basil leaves make this Italian dish a healthy and tasty meal. Beginner-friendly! | The Green Loot #vegan

 

 

I think the biggest challenge with pesto is to find quality fresh basil (you know, one that doesn’t have dried up, yellow leaves…ugh). I don’t know why but I’m having difficulties finding quality ones. I would also like to point out, that you can’t make pesto from dried basil. It will result in something entirely different (and not in a good way).

P.S.: You can always grow your own basil. That’s the best way to ensure the tastiest and healthiest pesto, ever.

 

Basil Pesto Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This vegan Basil Pesto Pasta recipe is a super flavorful dinner that you can make in 20 minutes. The fresh basil leaves make this Italian dish a healthy and tasty meal. Beginner-friendly!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, vegan
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 2,5 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup pine nut
  • 1/5 cup olive oil
  • 4 pinch salt
  • 2 pinch pepper
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 4 cups whole wheat pasta
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta in salted water, then drain.

  2. While the pasta is cooking, put all the ingredients (except the nutritional yeast) to a food processor. Blend until smooth.

  3. Mix the pasta with the pesto.

  4. Sprinkle the nutritional yeast on top.

  5. Enjoy!

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