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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.

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Servings: 4

Category: Delicious Main Dishes

Author: Iraina Rosenthal-Tawil

Cuisine: vegan, gluten-free, dairy free

Ingredients: ​​​


Pesto Sauce

  • 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! 

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