Spinach and Basil Hemp Seeds Chickpea Pasta
This flavourful basil and hemp sauce is perfect for a midweek pasta lunch.
Time: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Monicia Horne
3 cups raw spinach
1 cup fresh basil
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp almond milk
3 tbsp hemp seeds
3 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
300g chickpea pasta
Fresh parsley for garnish
Blend all ingredients together in your blender or food processor. To make the pesto.
Cook the chickpea pasta according to pack instructions. Reserve a half cup of the pasta water.
Heat a glug of olive oil in a large pan. Toss in the cooked pasta, the basil hemp sauce and the reserved pasta water.
Toss together, garnish with parsley and serve warm.
Chefs Tip: Once the pesto is done, you can store it as is in a sterilized jar for usage during the week as a condiment to your meals.