Fresh pesto pasta

Whizz up a quick, 15 minute, vegan dish. Make the pesto on the spot or
store and have it ready to go before hand.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: basil, pasta, pesto
Servings: 6



  • 50 g basil
  • 100 g pine nuts or roasted cashew nuts
  • 1/2 lime, juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 200 ml sunflower oil


  • 300 g wholewheat noodles


  • 1/2 chilli, sliced


  • Put all the pesto ingredients into a food processor or blender and blitz for 30 seconds.
  • Using a dribble of oil, fry the chilli until tender.
  • Cook the noodles according to instructions. When cooked, drain and tip into a serving bowl.
  • Add the pesto to the noodles and mix thoroughly.
  • Spice up your dish with a sprinkling of the cooked chilli.

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