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.

Ingredients

2 cups cherry tomatoes
1 red pepper
1 cup frozen peas
150g dry pasta
1/2 cup soya cream
2 tbsp vegan pesto (recipe here)
50g vegan cheese for grating
Coconut oil for frying

Easy Pesto Pasta

Method

1. If you want to make your own pesto, follow our simple recipe here.

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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