20 July 2020

A Quick and Tasty Vegan Pasta Dish

This is a recipe that I threw together one night with whatever was left in the fridge before the next grocery shopping trip, I hope you like it.

The quantities you use will depend on how many people you will be feeding.


 Sun-dried tomatoes

Basil pesto

Dry toasted pine nuts

Baby spinach leaves

Broccoli florets

Spaghetti pasta

Lemon juice

Olive oil

1 garlic clove (or equivalent minced garlic)

It might not look like much, but it tastes so good.

Fill a saucepan with water and add a good pinch of salt, set it on the stove over high heat and bring it to the boil. Add pasta, and stir to prevent it from sticking together until water returns to the boil. Cover the pot with a lid, and reduce heat to low and cook pasta until it is al dente.

Steam broccoli florets until just tender and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a clean, dry frypan toast the pine nuts until they are aromatic and golden brown. When the pine nuts are done remove from frypan and set to one side.

Place the frypan back on the stovetop over medium heat add some olive oil and the garlic, cook garlic until translucent, be careful not to burn it. Add two big handfuls of spinach leaves, and sautee until wilted.

Drain your pasta, add to frypan along with pesto and stir the pesto through. Add in the sun-dried tomatoes, broccoli florets and stir to combine.

If the dish seems a bit dry pour over a little olive oil to loosen things up, and then squeeze in a generous amount of lemon juice.

 Serve immediately and add toasted pine nuts to each dish. Shake a good amount of parmesan cheese over the top and enjoy!

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