6tbsppestoTrader Joes vegan basil pesto is perfect
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. :)
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.