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Pea Pesto Pasta with Basil and Mint

Congratulations to Danielle Cole of Boston, Mass., the winner of our vegan recipe contest! This easy-to-prepare recipe makes a great plant-based entrée or side dish.

By: Danielle Cole

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Pea Pesto Pasta with Basil and Mint

Congratulations to Danielle Cole of Boston, Mass., the winner of our vegan recipe contest! This easy-to-prepare recipe makes a great plant-based entrée or side dish.
Course: Entree
Keyword: pasta, peas, vegan, vegan recipe contest, vegan recipe contest winner, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Danielle Cole

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen Simple Truth Organic Green Peas, thawed
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • Juice of 1 lemon, about 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1 large or 2 small garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons water or Simple Truth Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to thin
  • 8 ounces Simple Truth Organic Spaghetti Whole Wheat (or substitute Simple Truth Organic Gluten Free Spaghetti for a gluten-free option)
  • Extra peas and chopped basil and mint, for serving (optional)
  • Thinly sliced radish, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  • Bring 2 quarts of salted water to a rapid boil.
  • While waiting for water to boil, add pesto ingredients to a food processor or high-speed blender; start with 1 tablespoon of water or olive oil and increase if needed. Blend until a thick but creamy pesto is achieved.
  • Once water is boiling, add spaghetti and return to a boil. Cook uncovered 9–11 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain pasta, and reserve some of the water. Return drained pasta to pot.
  • Combine drained spaghetti and pesto sauce in pot. Toss pasta to ensure even coating. Add some of the reserved pasta water if a thinner pesto sauce is desired.
  • To serve, divide pasta among four bowls and add extra peas, chopped basil and mint, and sliced radishes, if using. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 593mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g
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    bailey centanni

    amazing!! this recipe was the best pasta i’ve ever tasted! the mint and the basil together tasted perfect together! 10/10 recommend