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Cilantro Pesto Pasta

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Cilantro Pesto Pasta

We’ve been enjoying this Cilantro Pesto Pasta every once in a while and wanted to share it with you all.

It’s simple, easy to prepare, and so comforting.

Nutritional yeast complements the raw garlicky flavor and cilantro gives a burst of freshness to this pasta.

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Cilantro Pesto Pasta
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Cilantro Pesto Pasta

Quick and easy vegan cilantro pesto pasta recipe by Veganbell.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cilantro pesto pasta, pesto pasta, vegan pesto pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 732kcal
Author Veganbell

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Ingredients

  • 1 large bunch cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (roasted)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups pasta
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pasta water

Instructions

  • In a food processor, add cilantro + garlic + roasted sunflower seeds + nutritional yeast + salt + pepper + lemon juice.
  • Process until the mixture turns grainy. Gradually add olive oil and continue processing until it starts to turn smooth. Set aside.
  • Set a saucepan over high heat. Add 4 cups water + salt. Once it's hot, add pasta and cook for 12-15 minutes over medium heat (refer cooking time in the package of your pasta). Drain and set aside. Save 1/4 cup pasta water.
  • Set a saute pan over medium heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Once it's hot, add whole cherry tomatoes and saute until the skins start to wilt (about 1-2 minutes). 
  • Turn down the heat to low. Add cooked pasta + cilantro pesto + 1/4 cup pasta water. Mix well. 

Nutrition

Calories: 732kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1209mg | Potassium: 682mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 23.9mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3.7mg
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Philippe
Philippe

Great recipe.