vegan pesto pasta
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Vegan Pesto Pasta (oil-free)

This vegan whole foods plant-based no oil pesto recipe is seriously so good! It can be made gluten-free by using gluten-free noodles. 
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: vegan pesto pasta


  • 16 oz of your favorite pasta I like quinoa, lentil or chickpea pasta
  • 3 cups fresh basil
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1-2 lemons juiced 1 large lemon or two smaller lemons
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2-3 garlic cloves or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pink salt add more to taste


  • Boil your pasta. While pasta is boiling, blend all ingredients in food processor until completely combined, scraping down the sides as necessary. 
  • Strain pasta (rinse if gluten-free), then mix pesto into pasta.
  • Serve and enjoy!