Vegan Spinach Pesto Pasta

Vegan Spinach Pesto Pasta

Vegan Spinach Pesto Pasta


  • 6 Cups Spinach, Baby (punnet)
  • 1 Small Bunch Herb, Basil
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Drink, Rude Health
  • 1/2 Juiced Lemon
  • 8 oz Fusilli Pasta, Seggiano
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil Green Strings, Muraglia
  • 1/2 Onion, Yellow
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 cup quartered Tomato, Cherry
  • 1/2 Cup Cashews
  • To taste Salt & Pepper


Make the pasta:

  1. Bring a pot of generously salted water to a boil, and cook your pasta according to package directions. Drain it, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Do not rinse.

Make the vegan spinach pesto:

  1. Add the cashews to your food processor and pulse a few times until crumbled.
  2. Add the spinach, basil, nondairy milk, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and continue to pulse, stopping to stir and scrape the sides if needed, until the spinach and basil are finely chopped.
  3. Add more lemon juice to taste if desired, and set aside.

Put the finishing touches on the vegan spinach pesto pasta:

  1. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion or shallot and Cherry Tomatoes with a sprinkle of salt. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened and browning slightly. (Note: to save time, you can begin this step while the pasta is still cooking).
  2. Add the garlic and cook for just about 60 seconds more, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is fragrant.
  3. Add the cooked pasta, reserved pasta water, and pesto and fold everything together gently. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce has thickened slightly and clings to the pasta, and is warm throughout. Remove from the heat and adjust seasoning to taste. Serve warm.


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