Two-Step Oil-Free Vegan Kale Pesto Pasta

Danielle Keith

Two-Step Oil-Free Vegan Kale Pesto Pasta

This super simple dinner comes together in just 15 minutes and packs in the vegetables with a nutty, herbed kale pesto. 

Serves: 4

Add air fryer vegan chicken or tofu to this quick and easy pesto pasta from the HealthyGirl Kitchen blog to round out the meal. Not a fan of kale? Try subbing in equal parts spinach in this oil-free pesto. 

What you need:

2 cups kale 
2 cups fresh basil
½ cup nutritional yeast
½ cup almonds
2 lemons, juiced
1 teaspoon salt
2 cloves fresh garlic 
1 (12-ounce bag) pasta, cooked according to package directions

What you do:

  1. Into a food processor, add kale, basil, nutritional yeast, almonds, lemon juice, salt, and garlic, and pulse until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary.
  2. Into a large bowl, add cooked pasta and pesto and stir until coated. Serve immediately.
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