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Easy-Peasy Green Pasta Recipe

One of those days that you need quick and easy magic happening in the kitchen – perfect for this super easy pasta recipe.

All you need to do is cook pasta, blend the rest of the ingredients and combine – voila! Also perfect for a quick meal-prep on a Sunday evening or when you are simply craving some good old pasta.

Does anyone else love green pesto as much as myself? I believe during our teenage years, pasta & pesto was the go-to recipe for my best friend and me. We often quickly got these together whilst sitting over our homework (yes, we totally did all our homework, we were such good students ;))

My pesto love has continued into adulthood and I have to admit I could never get away from that green pesto completely. So many other flavours of pesto do exist, for my number 1 will always be basil. #basilforpresident

Here my go-to vegan pesto recipe for these easy-peasy-pasta!

Ingredients:

  • 200g Whole Wheat Spaghetti
  • 100g Green Beans
  • handful of rocket salad
  • 1 Tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • salt and black pepper, to taste

 

For the pesto:

  • 30g Fresh Basil
  • 30g Spinach
  • 2 Tbsp Mixed Nuts (Walnuts and Pecans taste best here!)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp linseeds

 

Method:

  1. Cook your spaghetti according to the packaging instructions.
  2. After 5 minutes in boiling water, add the green beans to the pasta water and cook them for a further 4-5 minutes.
  3. Drain the water, but keep 1 cup of the pasta water (we will need this later!)
  4. Add all pesto ingredients to a blender or small food processor and blend until a smooth paste develops.
  5. Mix pasta, pesto and the pasta water well until everything is well combined.
  6. Toss the rocket salad with a little Balsamic Vinegar and oil and use them as a topping for your pasta dish.
  7. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  8. Enjoy!

Do you have a super-delicious, favourite pesto recipe that you would like to share? Let me know in the comments below – always happy to try out new pesto combinations! 

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