Pesto Cavatappi

Pesto pasta in under 30 minutes!

 Pesto Cavatappi

Pesto Cavatappi


Serves 4

Pesto Cavatappi
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • dried basil - optional
  • red pepper flakes - optional
  • Basil Pesto Ingredients
  • 2 cups basil
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • BOIL THE NOODLES

    The key to getting your water to boil fast is to make sure the pot is covered. Bring a saucepan full of water to a boil. When boiling, uncover and add the noodles. Boil about 10 minutes until done (or according to your package directions).

    SAUTÉ

    While the water is boiling for the noodles, sauté the mushrooms and tomatoes in a pan with 1/2 cup of water.

    MAKE THE PESTO

    In your Vitamix, food processor, or blender, combine the basil, walnuts, garlic, nutritional yeast, water, and lemon juice and blend until smooth. If you need too, add more water while blending to smooth out the sauce.

    TOSS & COMBINE

    Once the noodles are done, drain and rinse under cool water. Add to a large bowl and pour the pesto sauce over the top. Toss to mix together. When done, gently mix in the sautéed mushrooms and tomatoes. Sprinkle on any additional dried basil and red pepper flakes to taste! 

     Pesto Cavatappi

    Pesto Cavatappi