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Sunflower and Pumpkin Seed Vegan Kale Pesto | This is a green super food that not only tastes good but also provides you with added health benefits. Easy, quick and delicious pasta. |Brokefoodies.com
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Sunflower and Pumpkin Seed Vegan Kale Pesto

This is a green super food that not only tastes good but also provides you with added health benefits. Easy, quick and delicious pasta.
Course Pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Idriss

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of Baby Kale
  • 1 Cup of Basil
  • 1 Cup of Pumpkin Seeds and Sunflower Seeds
  • ¼ Cup of olive oil. You can add more if you want.
  • Juice and zest of one lemon. You can use less I like my pesto very lemony.
  • ½ Tsp of turmeric.
  • ¼ Cup of Nutritional yeast.
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.
  • 1  500g pack of spaghetti or any pasta of your choice. Penne is also an excellent choice.

Instructions

  • In a food processor or blender , add your Kale, Basil, olive oil and lemon juice and half of your seeds. Blend.
  • Add your turmeric and nutritional yeast and blend again until completely smooth.
  • In a big pot, bring some water to boil.
  • Add some salt and then throw in your pasta.
  • Once the pasta is cooked. Scoop in about ½ cup of that starchy pasta water and set it aside.
  • Drain your pasta.
  • Add some of that pesto to your pasta and your pasta water. It might look a little too watery but don’t worry the pasta will soak it up like nobody’s business. Adding that starchy pasta water guarantees that your pasta won’t be dry and sad.
  • Add the rest of your seeds.
  • And mix thoroughly.
  • Serve and enjoy.