Spinach pesto pasta is a super quick and delicious meal. The pesto is raw and comes together in just a few minutes, so it is great for a weeknight dinner. I use walnuts in the pesto sauce and no extra oil to cut the calories a little bit. Jut serve it over your favorite whole wheat pasta.
Spinach Pesto Pasta
1 5 oz box of fresh spinach rinsed
1 clove of garlic
1 cup fresh basil
juice of 1 lemon
1 cup of walnuts
2 TBSP nutritional yeast
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup water
1 Lb whole wheat pasta (any shape)
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package directions. Put 1/2 of the spinach and the rest of the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse the processor until the spinach is blended a little and then add the rest of the spinach. Blend until the pesto sauce is smooth. When the pasta is finished, drain it and put into a large bowl. Add in the pesto and mix until the pasta is evenly coated with the sauce.