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Basil Cilantro Pesto Pasta

Basil Cilantro Pesto Pasta

Hi everyone! I’m back with you all to share my new favorite food. 🙂

This basil cilantro pesto is super comforting. I used two of my favorite veggies (zucchini & bell pepper) and they really complimented the flavor.

The preparation is really simple: prepare pesto in a blender, saute veggies in a pan until tender, then add cooked pasta + pesto + pasta water + seasonings…and you’re done!

As always, I’ve tried to use only simple ingredients in this dish. Hope you like it.

Let’s go!

Basil Cilantro Pesto Pasta
5 from 1 vote

Basil Cilantro Pesto Pasta

Simple and delicious vegan basil cilantro pesto pasta recipe.
Pin Recipe
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword basil cilantro pesto pasta, pesto pasta, vegan pesto pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 612kcal
Author Veganbell

Recipe Video


To prepare pesto,

To saute veggies & prepare pasta,


Step A - Prepare the pesto

  • In a blender, add all the pesto ingredients and blend until smooth. Set aside.

Step B - Saute veggies & prepare pasta

  • Set a large pan over medium heat. Add oil.
  • Once it's hot, add zucchini and stir-saute for 3-4 minutes, or until it's golden on the outside.
  • Add bell peppers + salt + pepper and stir-saute for 4-5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Add cooked pasta + 3 tablespoons of prepared pesto* + pasta water. Mix well.
  • Basil cilantro pesto pasta is ready. Serve hot.


  1. You can save the remaining pesto in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for later use. Stays good for 3-4 days.


Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 1152mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 6284IU | Vitamin C: 257mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 4mg
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