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Vegan Nut-Free Green Herb Pesto Pasta

Vegan Nut-Free Green Herb Pesto Pasta

Incredible Vegan Nut-Free Green Herb Pesto Pasta! Vibrant, delicious, and colorful!

It can be served as a main dish or side dish, and you can enjoy it warm or cold! Full instructions on how to make your own herb ‘pesto’ are included, it’s so much better than a shop-bought!

This recipe is extra green! We got cilantro going on in there, mint, parsley…I mean green, green, green!

I adore eating pasta! What’s not to like about pasta? – But we all know too much of it, or especially if cooked unhealthy, it can bring that weight up…
So, why not eat pasta and be healthy? – This recipe is exactly that!

Do let me know how you found this Vegan Nut-Free Green Herb Pesto Pasta you do try them though! And if there was anything you tried or something that worked better…Do drop me a comment below, or you can find me/message me directly on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, or Facebook! I love seeing what my lovely readers think of my recipes!

Vegan Nut-Free Green Herb Pesto Pasta

Incredible Nut-Free Green Herb Pesto Pasta! Vibrant, delicious and colourful!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 555 kcal


  • 1 green pepper diced in chunks
  • 1 small shallot peeled and diced
  • 2 green chilies deseeded diced roughly
  • 1 glove of garlic
  • 1/4 bunch of coriander
  • 1/4 bunch of parsley
  • 10 leaves of mint
  • 1 preserved lemon skin only or lemon zest
  • 50 ml of olive oil
  • For the spice mix:
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • pinch of chili flakes
  • For the pasta:
  • 2 cups /200g dried pasta of choice
  • 6 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes


  • Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/ Gas 4.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and add the chunks of onion, green chili, green pepper, and spices.
    Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until browned.
  • Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then add all the remaining ingredients except the oil in a food processor and the roasted veggies. Drizzle the oil slowly whilst the process is blitzing.
    Blits until a puree, stopping a few times to scrape off the sides.
  • Thats the 'zhoug' green pesto done.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta as per the packet instructions, drain and mix it through the green pesto. Sprinkle the nooch ( nutritional yeast flakes ) and serve!


Serving: 1portionFiber: 3.4gCalories: 555kcalFat: 16.5gProtein: 7.6gCarbohydrates: 52gIron: 2mg
Keyword greenpesto, italian, mediterranean, pasta, pizza, Salad, spices, zhoug
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