Easy Pesto Pasta

Easy Pesto Pasta

We usually turn to this recipe after we’ve had a long, tiring day and we’re looking for a really quick, simple and tasty meal. The trick is using homemade pesto, which is super easy and will last for a few days in the fridge.

You can also experiment with different vegetables, but we enjoy the sweetness from the tomatoes and peppers, while the peas add some lovely colour to the dish.

Serves 2-3 people.

Easy Pesto Pasta

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Easy Pesto Pasta
Easy Pesto Pasta
Servings
2-3 people
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 150 g dry pasta
  • 1/2 cup soya cream
  • 2 tbsp vegan pesto (link for recipe below)
  • 50 g vegan cheese (for grating)
  • coconut oil (for frying)
Servings
2-3 people
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 150 g dry pasta
  • 1/2 cup soya cream
  • 2 tbsp vegan pesto (link for recipe below)
  • 50 g vegan cheese (for grating)
  • coconut oil (for frying)
Easy Pesto Pasta
Instructions
  1. If you want to make your own pesto, follow our simple recipe (link below).
  2. Prepare the vegetables by slicing the tomatoes in half and slicing the red pepper into strips.
  3. Heat a tsp of coconut oil in a frying pan on a medium to high heat. Add the tomatoes and the pepper, and fry for 5 minutes.
  4. Next, add the frozen peas to the frying pan and continue to fry everything for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the pasta to the packet’s instructions.
  6. Add the soya cream and 2 tbsp of pesto to the frying pan, and cook for a further minute. Stir until everything is combined.
  7. Drain the pasta and add to the frying pan.
  8. We recommend serving with grated vegan cheese.

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Follow our simple recipe for vegan pesto here.

Homemade Vegan Pesto

Homemade Pesto

We love pesto in our household as it’s a quick way to add huge herby flavour and beautiful colour to our meals.

It takes no time at all to make this delicious pesto recipe and you can save it for later by storing the jar in the fridge, or simply use it immediately when it’s most fresh. We can guaranteed you will think twice before buying supermarket pesto again!

Makes 4 servings.

Homemade Pesto

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Homemade Vegan Pesto
Homemade Vegan Pesto
Servings
4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup pine kernels
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • large pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
Servings
4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup pine kernels
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • large pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
Homemade Vegan Pesto
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. The pesto will last around 5 days in the fridge or you can freeze it to use at a later date.

Equipment
– Magimix 4200XL (buy here)

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