A simple and tasty weeknight meal, this nut-free pesto pasta requires only five ingredients and 15 minutes to make. The simplicity of this dish is no match for the insane flavor explosion every time you take a bite! Get the recipe for this perfectly balanced pasta recipe below.

Five Ingredient Nut-Free Pesto Pasta [Vegan]

Serves

4

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Ingredients

  • 1 box lentil pasta
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
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Preparation

  1. Cook the pasta according to directions, making sure you boil in a pot of heavily salted water for added flavor.
  2. In a food processor, add the remaining ingredients and pulse until finely chopped, but still slightly chunky.
  3. Drain the pasta water and stir in the pesto. You can add veggies, such as chopped kale or grape tomatoes, or a side of additional protein if you like!
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