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Nutricious Green Veggie Pasta

Nutritious Green Veggie Pasta Recipe

Nutritious Green Veggie Pasta Recipe
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pesto pasta, vegan pasta, vegeterian pasta, veggie pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Eleanor Ajoku Henry


  • 8 oz chickpea Pasta
  • ½ cup fresh spinach
  • ½ cup fresh basil
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsps freshly squeezed lime juice (lemon juice works as well)
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt divided
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes


Cooking the pasta

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add penne pasta and cook until al dente according to package directions, about 8-10 minutes. Reserve ½ cup of the hot pasta water in a bowl (if using instead of heavy cream). Drain the pasta and set aside.

Prepping the veggie mixture

  • Add cashew, spinach, basil, avocado, garlic, lime juice and heavy cream (or pasta water) to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Add blended mixture into cooked pasta as well as salt and pepper to taste. Combine thoroughly on low heat until veggie mixture is fully incorporated into pasta.
  • Top with red pepper flakes and fresh basil.
  • Serve and Enjoy!