Spinach pesto pasta

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Ingredients spinach pesto pasta

  • 400 g wholewheat pasta (spaghetti works nicely) 
  • 100 g spinach 
  • 1 tbsp dried basil 
  • 175 g canned green peas 
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil 
  • Juice of ½ lemon 
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 
  • 4 tbsp pasta water 
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • Small pinch of salt 
  • Pepper to taste 
  • 200 g broccoli chopped into small florets 

Recipe makes approximately 4 servings.


  1. Start boiling the pasta, following the instructions on the packet. 
  2. While the pasta is boiling, place all the other ingredients (apart from the broccoli) in a blender, and blend them until the mixture is smooth. 
  3. Place the broccoli in a steamer or a colander over a pan of boiling water, cover with a lid and steam for about 5 minutes. Save energy by steaming the broccoli over the boiling pasta. 
  4. Serve individual portion of pasta, desired amount of pesto, broccoli and combine. Enjoy! 

Approximate cost per portion*: £1.37

*Approximate cost calculated using average prices from three main supermarket retailers in the UK. Price data accurate as of June 2022.

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