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gluten free vegan pesto pasta with vegetables

Vegan Pesto Pasta with Lentil Noodles [GF, V]

A delicious, easy, high-protein pasta recipe packed with veggies. It's quick, easy, and so delicious!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 bowls
Calories 473 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz gluten-free pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cups spinach chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 6 tbsp pesto Trader Joes vegan basil pesto is perfect
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried basil

Instructions
 

Cook Pasta

  • Cook your pasta according to package instuctions. The lentil and chickpea pasta are about 5-7 minutes but it'll vary by brand.
  • Strain and set aside.

Prepare The Pesto Pasta

  • Over medium heat, heat a skillet and add olive oil.
  • Once hot, add sliced onion and cook until it starts to get translucent. Then add the garlic.
  • Give it a stir and then add the spinach. Cook until the leaves wilt.
  • Add the sun-dried tomatoes and cook for about 2 minutes. Then add the salt, basil, and oregano. Stir well before adding the cooked noodles and pesto.
  • Stir everything together to ensure the pesto gets well incorporated. You can add more if you like a stronger flavor.
  • Scoop into bowls and serve hot. You can top with parmesan if you like, but to keep it vegan we don't. :)

Notes

You can use any pasta, but for higher protein, use a lentil or chickpea pasta. 
Trader Joe's makes a delicious vegan basil pesto, but you can make vegan pesto at home as well. Or if you want a regular pesto works fine as well.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowlCalories: 473kcalCarbohydrates: 81gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 548mgPotassium: 600mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1981IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 2mg
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