Say hello to this delicious Vegan Pesto Pasta recipe! It’s bright and tangy, herby and comforting. And it’s a very quick and easy vegan dinner that you can whip together in 20. Needless to say, it’s absolutely gorgeous drizzled over noodles for vegan pesto pasta.

Pesto Pasta [Vegan]



Cooking Time




  • 2 cups basil tightly packed
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 12 ounces of pasta noodles
  • sea salt for pasta


  1. In a food processor with the S-shape blade, add the basil, pine nuts and garlic. Pulse a few times to chop. Then add the lemon juice nutritional yeast and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, pulse again to roughly combine. Turn food processor to a low speed and drizzle in the olive oil. Continue blending together until the mixture is combined, but there is still some texture. Place to the side.
  2. Heat a large pot of boiling water and add the pasta noodles and a generous pinch of sea salt. Cook until al-dente (about 7 mins). Strain and add the noodles back to the pot. Pour in the pesto and toss to combine. Transfer to bowls and serve.