Ready to go green in a whole new way? Antioxidant-packed matcha is one of the secret superfood ingredients adding an extra nutritional kick to this easy-to-make vegan pesto pasta. The finely powdered dried tea leaves get their vibrant green color from high levels of chlorophyll. The other secret superfood is nutritional yeast, which takes the place of pesto’s traditional parmesan cheese. Also, in this recipe, strong basil flavor is mellowed a bit by the addition of fresh spinach. Use any shape pasta you’d like, and feel free to pop on extra veggies – although it’s perfect on its own!
Vegan Matcha Spinach Pesto Pasta
Note: You can substitute cashews with walnuts or pine nuts.
Cook pasta according to package directions.
In food processor, combine all pesto ingredients. Blend about 5-10 minutes, or until pesto is smooth and creamy.
In serving bowl, combine pasta and pesto sauce.