Vegan Pesto Pasta

Vegan Pesto Pasta

I love food that is delicious, easy to make, and versatile.

Vegan Pesto Pasta

 

This Vegan Pesto Pasta can be served hot or cold and it’s absolutely delicious. In this dish, I use the trader joe’s brand of vegan pesto (found in the plant-based item cold section, near the tofu) combined with some vegan “cheesy” goodness. I am partial to the Follow Your Heart Parmesan Cheese and of course, the trusted Red Starr Nutritional Yeast which gives it an extra “nutritional- kick”.

As a busy mom with not much time to cook healthy meals 3 sometimes 4 times a day, I like to cook dishes in bulk to ensure that I enjoy it 2-3 more times. For me, this type of versatile dish can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner, the red pepper flakes are optional but I always overdo it because I like it spicy.

You can serve this up with some warm toasted garlic bread and a nice glass of white wine if you’re feeling fancy. This is a very quick and easy dish to make, and even more, fun to eat

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Pasta of your choice
  • ¼ cup of Red Onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup of Mini Sweet Peppers, chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped (can also use whole cherry tomatoes) 
  • 1 cup of Chopped Kale 
  • ½ cup of Trader Joe’s Vegan Pesto 
  • ¼  cup of Follow Your Heart Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast 
  • 2 tsp Parsley 
  • Coarse Kosher Salt, season to taste 
  • Red Pepper Flakes, season to taste 

Directions 

  1. Cook your pasta according to box directions 
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  3. Add in all chopped vegetables and saute’ until onions are translucent
  4. Add in cooked pasta and vegan pesto, cook for about 3-5 minutes covered 
  5. Add in vegan cheese and nutritional yeast, stir all ingredients together 
  6. Season with salt, red pepper flakes, and parsley to taste. 
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