Vegan kale pesto pasta served on a plate

Vegan kale pesto pasta

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  • 容易
  • Serves 4

Whizz up kale, pumpkin seeds, basil and garlic to make this easy kale pesto. It's perfect stirred through wholemeal spaghetti for a healthy vegan meal

  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
Highlight Nutrient Unit
kcal 537
fat 22g
saturates 3g
carbs 60g
sugars 1g
high in fibre 13g
protein 18g
salt 0.1g


  • 150gkale
  • small bunch ofbasil
  • 1 smallgarlic clove
  • 3 tbsppumpkin seeds
  • 5 tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbspnutritional yeast
  • 1lemon,zested and juiced
  • 350gwholemeal spaghetti


  • STEP 1

    Bring a pan of water to the boil. Cook the kale for 30 secs, drain and transfer to a bowl of ice-cold water for 5 mins. Drain again and pat dry with kitchen paper.

  • STEP 2

    Put the basil, garlic, seeds, oil, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and zest, and drained kale in afood processor. Blitz until smooth, then season. Loosen with a splash of water, if it’s too thick.

  • STEP 3

    Cook the pasta following pack instructions, then toss with the pesto and serve.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine,September 2020


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