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Green Basil Pasta with Spinach

  • Author: Romy London UK
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: British
  • Diet: Vegan


Green Basil Pasta with Spinach - this easy pasta dish is a perfect and delicious mid-week dinner that's healthy and filling


Units Scale
  • 200 g whole wheat spaghetti
  • 100 g green beans
  • a handful of rocket salad
  • 1 Tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tsp olive oil
  • salt and black pepper, to taste

For the pesto:

  • 30 g fresh basil
  • 30 g 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


  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!

Keywords: Pasta, vegan pasta, basi pasta,