Creamy, Oil-free Pesto Pasta
This oil-free pesto sauce tossed with a whole grain pasta of your choice and free veggies makes for a light and refreshing main dish.
Author: Iraina Rosenthal-Tawil
Cuisine: vegan, gluten-free, dairy free
3 cups packed basil
1/2 cup lightly toasted pine nuts
4 cloves garlic (or 1 tbsp garlic powder)
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4-1/2 tsp salt/pepper to taste
Use vegetable stock to thin (up to 4 tbsp)
2 cups of any whole grain pasta (whole wheat, chickpea, quinoa, black bean, etc.)
1. Toast pine nuts in a pain on medium heat (no oil necessary). Watch pine nuts carefully so that they don't burn.
2. Place pesto sauce ingredients in a food processor and blend until desired consistency.
3. Cook pasta according to directions on box. Add the pesto sauce to pasta and enjoy!