Mint Pea Pesto Pasta


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Mint Pea Pesto Pasta

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Ok then, let’s make this vegan, minty, gluten-free and under-20-minutes pesto pasta! So simple but so delicious. 🙂

Mint Pea Pesto Pasta


Mint Pea Pesto Pasta

Delicious vegan mint pea pesto pasta recipe.

Course Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Keyword mint pea pesto, pasta, pesto pasta, vegan pasta, vegan pesto
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 312 kcal
Author Veganbell

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup green peas cooked
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes whole
  • 2 cups cooked pasta (use gluten-free pasta if desired)

Instructions

  1. Add cooked peas, mint leaves, sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast, garlic clove, salt, pepper, lemon juice and olive oil to a food processor and blend to form a paste. Set aside.
  2. Heat a pan over low-medium heat and add the cherry tomatoes. Stir and char the skin (around 4-5 minutes).
  3. Once it's charred, add cooked pasta + the mint-pea paste. Mix well. Add a bit of water if you get a thick texture. I usually use 3 tablespoons pesto for 2 cups of cooked pasta and save the remaining for later. That's it. Your mint pea pesto pasta is ready. Serve hot. 

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Mint Pea Pesto Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 123
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.7g 21%
Sodium 847mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g 22%
Sugars 2.8g
Protein 14.7g 29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 


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