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Vegan Spinach and Walnut Pesto Pasta!

Updated: Jul 11, 2022

Serves 2-3 people






Ingredients:

  • 1 handful of walnuts or pine nuts

  • 3 large handfuls of spinach leaves

  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled

  • 1/2 tsp salt


Directions:

  1. Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend till the mixture becomes a thick paste-like consistency

  2. Add your pasta of choice to boiling water

  3. Cook pasta for 8-9 minutes, add 1 cup of cold water to stop cooking

  4. Strain pasta

  5. Combine sauce into cooked pasta, sprinkle salt, pepper, chilli flakes, and basil (optional)

  6. Enjoy! :)



Benefits:

  • Spinach is known for strengthening the immune system. These dark leafy greens help defend your body from viruses, toxins, and bacteria that can cause disease. Packed with numerous vitamins and minerals like Vitamin E and Magnesium, spinach is important for your hair, skin, and bone health.

  • Walnuts are rich in antioxidants and Omega 3 fatty acids. They help decrease inflammation, provide a healthy gut, and help lower blood pressure.


*recipe adapted from @vernahungrybanana

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