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Vegan Pesto Pasta

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Vegan Pesto Pasta

39 minutes total

Looking for a delicious and healthy vegan pasta recipe? Look no further than this vegan pesto pasta recipe! Made with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, and nutritional yeast, this pesto sauce is packed with flavor and nutrition. Toss it with your favorite pasta and some fresh veggies for a satisfying and nutritious meal that's perfect for any occasion. Whether you're a vegan or just looking for a healthier alternative to traditional pesto pasta, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite in your kitchen. So why wait? Let's get cooking!



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Serves 4

320g (11,3 oz) Barilla® Spaghetti No. 5
40g basil
20g pine nuts
1 clove garlic
100 ml extra-virgin olive oil
30g Gomasio or crushed white sesame seeds
50g Tofu, soft
to taste Salt
to taste pepper
to taste lemon zest, grated


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


Step 1

Here are the 3 easy steps to prepare a vegan pasta with pesto genovese:

Step 2

To prepare the vegan pesto put in a blender the basil, pine nuts, salt to taste, garlic, soft tofu, gomasio or crushed white sesame seeds,, the olive oil and blend until smooth.

  • basil
  • pine nuts
  • salt
  • garlic
  • soft tofu
  • gomasio
  • white sesame seeds
  • olive oil

Step 3

Cook the pasta in lightly salted boiling water and drain when al dente.

  • pasta

Step 4

Dress with the pesto and, if it seems too thick, dilute it with a glass of the pasta cooking water and serve.

  • vegan pesto

Passive cooking

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Spaghetti No. 5

Since 1877 Barilla produces semolina pasta with the utmost attention to quality. Indeed, today as then, Barilla selects the best hard grains and carefully monitors all the stages of processing. Because it is only thanks to this care that a pasta is created with the ideal consistency, which best holds the baking and guarantees excellent results in all kinds of preparation.

  • Pack size 500g