Pasta with Basil, Sun-Dried Tomato & Walnut Pesto
 
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There's nothing like a plate of pasta to satisfy your hunger, and this dish is sure to please!
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Recipe type: Pasta
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • Pasta of choice
  • 1 large or 2 small garlic cloves
  • ½ cup fresh basil
  • 7-8 sun-dried tomatoes*
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp walnuts
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup water + more if needed
Instructions
  1. Prepare pasta according to package instructions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, you can prepare the pesto. In a food processor or high-powdered blender, add garlic, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, nutritional yeast, olive oil, walnuts, salt, pepper, and ¼ cup water.
  3. Processed until smooth, scraping down the sides of the processor/blender and adding more water as necessary.
  4. When pasta has finished cooking, drain, and return to pot. Mix in the pesto, plate, and serve, topped with vegan parmesan cheese, if desired.
Notes
*If using sun-dried tomatoes that aren't packed in oil, you will need to soak them for at least one hour, or until soft.
Recipe by Vegan Recipes from Cassie Howard at http://www.veganinsanity.com/recipes/pasta-with-basil-sun-dried-tomato-walnut-pesto/