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This vegan nut free pesto pasta recipe is flavorful, satisfying, quick, and also easy to make! In addition, it's plant based, gluten free, dairy free and made with vegan nut free pesto!
This vegan pasta comes together quickly so it's perfect for lunches or weeknight dinners. You can also make the pesto ahead of time and then add it to pasta for a quick meal.
I already have a vegan pesto pasta recipe that is made from cashews but this is another great option. If you love easy pasta dishes, you can also try my vegan lemon pasta, one pot pasta, vegan mac and cheese, no boil pasta bake, vegan baked ziti, hummus pasta or mushroom pasta!
Before we jump into the recipe, let's talk about how you can customize it and learn some tips.
How to Make Nut Free Pesto Pasta
I use my favorite gluten-free pasta for this recipe but you can use any kind of pasta such as elbow, rotini, or spaghetti. You can also use regular pasta if you don't prefer to use gluten free.
This vegan nut free pesto recipe is so quick and easy to make. It has raw sunflower seeds, fresh basil, spinach, nutritional yeast, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil for a delicious flavor combination.
Red Pepper Flakes, Hemp seeds and Sun dried tomatoes
You can add more or less red pepper flakes so play around with it. I love adding hemp seeds and sun dried tomatoes as well.
Vegan Parmesan Cheese (optional)
You can either use store-bought vegan parmesan cheese or you can make my homemade vegan parmesan cheese.
How to make it
- First, start cooking the pasta according to the package directions.
- While the pasta is cooking, make the vegan nut free pesto according to the recipe and then add the pesto to the cooked pasta and mix well.
- Add red pepper flakes, hemp seeds and chopped sun dried tomatoes and then mix well. You can also top with vegan parmesan cheese before serving.
Tips & Variations
- If the pesto is too thick, you can add a little bit of water to thin it out.
- You can also add vegetables such as asparagus.
- Always adjust to taste and then add more salt if needed!
How to store it
I recommend storing the pesto separately and then adding it to the cooked pasta before serving. You can store the pesto in the fridge for up to 2 to 3 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
I don't recommend it since it will change the taste but you can try.
You can add 1 tablespoon of water at a time to thin it out until you reach the desired consistency
You can add more sunflower seeds and blend again.
This homemade vegan nut free pesto pasta recipe comes together so quickly and it is very easy and versatile. It is also:
- Allergy friendy
- Gluten free and dairy free
- Perfect for weeknight dinners or lunches
- So delicious!
More plant based recipes to try
- THAI PEANUT NOODLES (VEGAN & EASY)
- MEATBALLS RECIPE (GLUTEN-FREE & EASY)
- PAD THAI (EASY & HEALTHY)
- LENTIL BOLOGNESE
- PASTA SALAD (EASY & QUICK)
- BLACK BEAN QUINOA BURGER
So, did you make this? I’d love for you to leave a comment and rate the recipe. You can also share your photo of the recipe on Pinterest and tag me on Instagram using @avocadocentric or #avocadocentric! xo, SelinPrint
This vegan nut free pesto pasta recipe is flavorful, satisfying, quick, and easy to make! It's plant based, gluten free and dairy free!
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
- While the pasta is cooking, make the vegan nut free pesto according to the recipe. add the pesto to the cooked pasta and mix well.
- Add red pepper flakes, hemp seeds, sundried tomatoes and mix well. Top with vegan parmesan cheese before serving.
If the pesto is too thick, you can add a little bit of water to thin it out.
You can also add vegetables such as asparagus.
Always adjust to taste and then add more salt if needed!
- Serving Size: 4
- Calories: 544
- Sugar: 3.8g
- Sodium: 222mg
- Fat: 22.1g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 35.2g
- Fiber: 4.5g
- Protein: 8.9g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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