Artichoke and Spinach Pesto Pasta

Spinach and pesto is an impossibly delicious combination. Kermit would love this super-green dish!

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped artichoke hearts
  • 2 Tbsp. vegan margarine
  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup soy milk
  • 2 cups cooked pasta

Directions

  • Process together the basil, spinach, garlic, pine nuts, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, sea salt, and pepper until almost smooth. Add olive oil, then artichoke hearts, and process until artichokes are finely diced.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the vegan margarine and stir in the flour to form a paste. Add soy milk and heat until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in basil and spinach pesto mixture.
  • Serve over prepared pasta.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped artichoke hearts
  • 2 Tbsp. vegan margarine
  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup soy milk
  • 2 cups cooked pasta

Directions

  • Process together the basil, spinach, garlic, pine nuts, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, sea salt, and pepper until almost smooth. Add olive oil, then artichoke hearts, and process until artichokes are finely diced.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the vegan margarine and stir in the flour to form a paste. Add soy milk and heat until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in basil and spinach pesto mixture.
  • Serve over prepared pasta.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories350
Total Fat22g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium620mg
Total Carbohydrate29g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars2g
Protein9g