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Pesto Pasta with Roasted Chickpeas

RECIPE BY CLOVER FROM @clyrenn

This flavorful Pesto Pasta with Roasted Chickpeas Recipe will both satisfy and nourish your body. The roasted chickpeas are irresistible.

INGREDIENTS
  • PESTO
    • Fresh Basil Leaves, 2 cups (loosely packed)
    • Garlic, 1 cloves
    • Lemon Juice, 2 tbsp
    • Nutritional Yeast, 1/4 cup
    • Sea Salt, 1/2 tsp
    • Water, 1/4 cup (add more if needed)
  • ROASTED CHICKPEAS
    • Chickpeas, 1 cup (cooked)
    • Garlic Powder, 1 tsp
    • Nutritional Yeast, 2 tbsp
    • Dried Parsley, 1 tsp
    • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • FOR SERVING
    • Pasta of choice
    • Vegetables (steamed/roasted/baked)
METHOD
  1. PESTO
    1. Add the basil, cashews, garlic cloves, lemon juice, nutritional yeast and sea salt to a blender or a food processor.
    2. Slowly stream water into the blender or food processory until a creamy consistency is achieved.
  2. ROASTED CHICKPEAS
    1. Add the garlic powder, nutritional yeast, dried parsley, salt & pepper to a bowl.
    2. Toss the cooked chickpeas in the seasonings until evenly coated.
    3. Bake for 30 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
  3. FOR SERVING
    1. In a large bowl, add the cooked pasta and the desired amount of pesto. Toss to combine.
    2. Serve this in your favorite coconut bowls with the roasted chickpeas and veggies of choice.

 

Clover is a Nutrition Undergraduate that loves photography and experiments different recipes in the kitchen. Clyrenn is her passion project and creative space to share plant-based food, raise mental health awareness, and document life. 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clyrenn/


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