In My Kitchen: Penne with Sundried Tomato Pesto [VEGAN]

This vegan sundried tomato pesto is so quick and easy to whip up. It’s absolutely delicious and I want to put it on everything! You can add to any kind of pasta or gnocchi, top crostini with it or use as a side for meat / meat substitutes.

I like it in a simple pasta!

You’ll need:

  • 1 pound pasta (I used penne lisce)
  • 1 8.5 oz jar sundried tomatoes packed in oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1/6 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast (or Parmesan cheese, if not vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Add sundried tomatoes and their oil, garlic, salt and basil in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. With the machine running, drizzle in the olive oil and process until smooth.
  4. Pulse in lemon juice and nutritional yeast or Parmesan cheese.
  5. Mix in with cooked pasta. Top with Parmesan cheese, if not vegan. Serve and enjoy!

Source: Adapted from a recipe by Platings + Pairings

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