Pasta e Basta
Pasta is such a comfort food to me. Whenever I need that extra something on my plate it is usually pasta. It is easy, it is quick and nothing has beaten that comfort level of a bowl full of pasta for me.
And I have to say it makes a really quick and wonderful vegan dinner option. Whenever you’re in a hurry, this one takes less time than a freezer pizza. I am not a fan of freezer-ready-made-anything, so this one is a super great alternative.
Traditionally served with tomato sauce, I love this quick pesto version. Especially in summer when all those fresh herbs cannot seem to stop growing it’s a great way to use them all and turn them into a healthy and super nutritious meal. Like this super quick and easy pasta with fresh basil, sage and pine nuts. Enjoy it.
The best weekday lunch/dinner option with this one.
- 300 g Pasta - check the label for gluten-free and vegan
- 30 g fresh basil ⎪for the pesto
- 5 tbsp good quality olive oil ⎪for the pesto
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast ⎪for the pesto
- 1 tbsp pine nuts ⎪for the pesto
- 1 tbsp lemon juice ⎪for the pesto
- salt to taste ⎪for the pesto
- 3 stalks fresh sage
- 5 stalks fresh thyme
- 1 tbsp pine nuts
- 20 black pitted olives, optional
- 1 tbsp good quality olive oil
Cook the pasta as said on the package.
In a small blender blend together all the ingredients for the pesto.
Add salt to your taste. Set aside.
Drain the pasta. Set aside.
Remove the leaves from the sage and thyme stems.
Heat up a pan with 1 tbsp olive oil.
Add pine nuts as well as the fresh herb leaves.
Fry for a minutes until the pine nuts turn golden. Add pasta and olives.
Turn off heat, stir in the pesto and transfer to two bowls or plates and garnish as you wish. Enjoy.
Don't forget to #therawberryeats over on instagram if you remake this one. I'd love to see your recreations. 😃
Easy as that and you have yourself a super quick vegan meal.
I cannot wait to see your recreations!
Have a wonderful day,