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Pesto Linguine with Peppers and Olives

Pesto Linguine with Peppers and Olives

25 minutes total

  • Easy
  • Vegan

Shallots and peppers are cooked until meltingly soft in this dish, before adding olives and Barilla Vegan Pesto. Barilla Collezione Linguine is cooked until al dente and then stirred through the sauce. The whole dish is topped with a luxurious crumb, made from blitzing cashews, nutritional yeast and a little salt together to create a delicious protein packed cheese flavoured crumb.



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Serves 4

320g Barilla Collezione Linguine
190g Barilla Vegan Pesto
150g shallot, finely chopped
2 peppers, seeded and sliced lengthways
60g pitted olives, halved
30ml olive oil
40g cashews
10g nutritional yeast flakes
½ tsp sea salt


Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions.


Step 1

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook Barilla linguine according to packet instructions, until al dente.

Step 2

Drain, reserving 150ml cooking water.

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat a sauté pan until hot, add the olive oil and shallot and cook for 5 minutes until just soft.

Step 4

Add the peppers, stir to combine, then cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes until softened.

Step 5

Add the olives and cook for another 2 minutes.

Step 6

Remove from heat. Immediately stir in the Barilla Vegan Pesto and the cooking water, then add the linguine and toss until fully coated.

Step 7

To make a vegan "cheese" alternative tip the cashews into a blender, add the yeast flakes and salt and blitz to a powder.

Step 8

Serve topped with the vegan “cheese”.

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  • Pack size 500g