Kale Roasted Vegan Pesto Protein Pasta

We’ve been conditioned to think of pasta dishes as inherently unhealthy. Carb-loaders, and beyond that just junk.

We’re fighting hard to debunk that myth; starting with this amazing post-workout recipe that’ll help you to get your protein quota in, in a creative and healthy way.

By using our Pure Pasta fusilli, you can guarantee 40% less carbohydrates in your pasta dish, and a healthy serving of BCAAs.

For this recipe, we roasted the kale with a bunch of garlic for a flavour-packed punch, and blended with nutritional yeast, walnuts, veggie broth and lemon juice for a clean and beautiful guilt-free dish.

 

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The Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200 °C
  • In a large bowl, toss the chopped kale and garlic cloves with the olive oil and a few pinches of salt and pepper. Rub the olive oil all over the kale and massage it in.
  • Pour onto the baking tray and cook for 8 - 10 minutes. In the meantime, cook the pasta.
  • If you're adding vegan sausage, slice and brown off in a frying pan.
  • Once the kale and garlic is done, add them to a blender. Add the nutritional yeast, veggie broth, walnuts, lemon juice, 1/2 tsp salt and red pepper flakes. Blend until smooth.
  • Scoop pesto on top of pasta, and taste. Adjust seasoning as necessary. Add sliced sausages, plate up and enjoy with heaps of vegan parmesan.

Pesto Ingredients

  • 5 cups kale, chopped
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 walnuts
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 4 vegan sausages
  • 500g Wellside Food Pure Pasta
  • Vegan parmesan
  • Salt and pepper

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