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This vegan sun-dried tomato pesto pasta is incredibly easy to make for a week-night meal or meal prep ahead! It packs in loads of flavor and protein for a well-rounded meal!

Easy Vegan Tomato Pesto Pasta

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This vegan sun-dried tomato pesto pasta is incredibly easy to make for a week-night meal or meal prep ahead! It packs in loads of flavor and protein for a well-rounded meal!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 box chickpea pasta (or your favorite gluten free pasta)

Sauce

  • 1 16 oz jar crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup vegan pesto (see recipe link below)
  • 1 tbsp dired oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp sea salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp pepper (to taste)

Vegetables

  • 1 cup chopped compari tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes (rinsed)
  • 1 tbsp olive or coconut oil
  • 1 pinch sea salt/pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. To make the sauce, bring 1 jar of the crushed tomatoes to a boil in a small sauce pot. Reduce to a simmer and add in sun-dried tomatoes, oregano, rosemary, sea salt, and pepper. 
  2. All this to simmer for 15-20 minutes to enhance the flavor. 
  3. Then pour tomato sauce into a large food processor, along with vegan pesto, and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Now bring a small sauce pot filled with water (follow pasta package directions on ratios) to a boil. Add chickpea pasta once the water is boiling.
  5. Reduce to a simmer and cook until al dente, about 7 minutes. 
  6. While pasta is cooking, heat up a large pan with 1 tbsp of olive or coconut oil.
  7. Add mushrooms first to the pan, and cook until lightly browned. Add in compari tomatoes, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and sea salt/pepper to taste.
  8. Sauté until done and remove from heat.
  9. Rinse and strain pasta, then pour it back into the sauce pot.
  10. Add the sauce from the food processor (to your liking, you may have extras for throughout the week!) and vegetables.
  11. Mix until well combined and serve!

Notes:

  1. Vegan Pesto recipe here:  https://thebananadiaries.com/vegan-pesto-zoodles/