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 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/6 cup olive oil (if needed)
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast (or Parmesan cheese, if not vegan)
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon (about 2 tablespoons)


  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 and salt in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Pulse in lemon juice and nutritional yeast or Parmesan cheese. Add a drizzle of additional olive oil if the pesto is too thick.
  4. Mix in with cooked pasta. Serve and enjoy!

Source: Adapted from a recipe by Platings + Pairings

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