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Red Pesto Pasta

Red Pesto Pasta - The natural evolution of a classic dish. The pesto is all vegan and has received so much praise already you won't believe it!
Course Mains
Cuisine Vegan
Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 395kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 handful sunflower seeds (or use whatever seeds you have around)
  • 7 oz pasta (wholegrain would be best)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 tbsp red pesto (See notes below to make your own!)
  • 1 handful spinach (1 handful = 50g, arugula also works)
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  • Boil that pasta o’yours.
  • Dice the onion and fry it with olive oil in a pan on medium heat.
  • While that’s cooking put the seeds in a frying pan and fry without oil. They’ll only take a minute or two so don’t let them burn!
  • Drain the cooked pasta then add it into the pan, mix in red pesto, spinach/arugula and a good handful of diced cherry tomatoes.
  • Add a few splashes of water if you want it a bit creamier.
  • Depending on what you want add rennet-free cheddar cheese for taste, or leave it out for a vegan version.
  • For serving add a couple more cherry tomatoes as a garnish, and sprinkle over the sunflower seeds.
  • Enjoy :-)

Notes

Our nutritional information table does not include the red pesto as the data depends massively on the type of pesto used. Click here for a healthy, nutritious homemade version.
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: then check out this lovely green pesto, or try this creamy avocado pasta for an amazing pesto alternative!

Nutrition

Serving: 333g | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4.6g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 10.5g | Sugar: 8.3g | Vitamin A: 2950IU | Vitamin C: 52.8mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3.4mg