Vegan Basil Pesto Pasta | Easy, Gluten-Free

Vegan Basil Pesto Pasta ready in 15 minutes and delicious! High-protein and healthy pasta dish. Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free.

 


Vegan Basil Pesto Pasta

VEGAN BASIL PESTO PASTA

Pesto pasta is one of my favorite dishes, it’s so good and easy to make 🙂

This recipe was inspired by my Vegan Parsley Pesto Pasta which is also delicious and takes 15 minutes to prepare. This time, I used fresh basil instead of parsley and red lentil pasta instead of rice pasta. I also topped the pasta with fresh avocado because avocado just adds this creamy and delicious touch.

 

Vegan Basil Pesto Pasta

EASY AND DELICIOUS VEGAN BASIL PESTO PASTA

I love this dish because it is SO easy to make. It’s also very healthy and high in protein if you use red lentil pasta. You can also use chickpea pasta or any kind of pasta you like, it will be delicious as well. I personally am obsessed with red lentils so I had to use red lentil pasta 😀

Here are some of my favorite vegan recipes with red lentils:

 

Vegan Basil Pesto Pasta

HOW TO MAKE VEGAN BASIL PESTO

To make this basil pesto, all you have to do is place all ingredients in a food processor and process until a thick sauce forms. You can process until the sauce is completely smooth or you can leave some texture like I did. If you want a smooth pesto, you will probably need to scrape down the sides of the food processor a few times. Then, blend again until smooth.

Yup, that’s it! It’s so easy 🙂

 

Vegan Basil Pesto Pasta

 

I hope you will love this Vegan Basil Pesto Pasta recipe! It’s:

 

  • Very easy to make
  • Creamy
  • High in protein
  • Vegan, gluten-free and oil-free
  • Delicious

 

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Vegan Basil Pesto Pasta | Gluten-Free, Oil-Free
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Vegan Basil Pesto Pasta ready in 15 minutes and delicious! High-protein and healthy pasta dish. Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free.

Course: Lunch / Dinner, Pasta
Keyword: Vegan Basil Pesto Pasta
Servings: 2 people
Author: Blooming Nolwenn
Ingredients
Pesto:
  • 2 cups packed fresh basil (65 g)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts (35 g)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
Other ingredients:
  • 200 g red lentil pasta
  • 2 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
Instructions
For the pesto:
  1. Place all pesto ingredients in a food processor and process until a thick sauce forms. Scrape down sides if needed and mix again. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.

For the pasta:
  1. Cook pasta as per the instructions on the package until 'al dente'. Meanwhile, sauté mushrooms in a little bit of water in a saucepan for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Drain pasta, pour back into the saucepan and add sautéed mushrooms. Pour pesto over and heat on medium for 1-2 minutes while stirring constantly.

  3. Top with avocado, pine nuts and fresh basil. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe:

Measuring Cups and Spoons | Glass Containers | Food Processor

 

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