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Pasta With Vegan Pesto Sauce

This vegan variation on a classic is so easy and delicious, it’s sure to become one of your favorites.

Pasta With Pesto Sauce

From The Compassionate Cook

1 lb. pasta
2 cloves garlic
2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup hot water
Salt, to taste

  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
  • Combine the garlic, basil leaves, and pine nuts in a blender and process on low speed. With the blender running, add the olive oil slowly, followed by the hot water. Add the salt and continue processing until smooth and creamy.
  • Drain the pasta and toss in the pesto sauce.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

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  • Olivia says:

    Don’t add hot water! You will just damage the basil and your pesto will be a gross brown color, not green. The rest of the recipe is great though!

  • Dennis says:

    I love pasta and with all of these added flavors this one is a must try.

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