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Vegan Pasta With Pesto Sauce

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

Makes 4 to 6 servings

From The Compassionate Cook