Glowing Greens Pesto Pasta Salad

Looking for a fresh and easy pasta recipe? Look no further than this greens+ glowing pesto pasta salad! The perfect dish to bring to summer picnics, BBQ’s or for enjoying on a patio – it’s bursting with flavours like garlic, basil, lemon, parsley and is even packed with phytonutrient rich greens.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 – 1 ½ cups of fresh basil
  • ½ cup of parsley
  • ⅓ cup of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of tahini
  • ¼ cup of (soaked) cashews
  • 2 garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
  • 3-4 tbsp of nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp of water (or more if your pesto is too thick)
  • 1 ½ scoops of greens+ ORGINAL ( or Vegan greens+ O)
  • black pepper

Optional extras

  • 16 oz. of your favourite fusilli gluten free pasta
  • ⅓ cup of pine nuts
  • sun-dried tomatoes – sliced into thin ribbons
  • 1 packed cup of arugula

Directions:

  1. 2-4 hours before you make your pesto sauce, soak your cashews.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to the packaging directions. Do not over cook the noodles, slightly under cooked or al dente is best.
  3. While the water is coming to a boil and the pasta is cooking, place all of the greens pesto sauce in a food processor and process until combined. You may need to stop once or twice to manually mix with a spoon and make sure everything gets mixed together evenly.
  4. Once the pasta and pesto are finished, combine the two together.
  5. In a large skillet, heat up 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat and sauté the pine nuts and sun-dried tomatoes for about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and mix in with the pasta and pesto, along with the arugula. Place leftovers in a sealed glass container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
  6. Enjoy!