Spring Green Pesto Pasta Salad with Homemade Freezer Pesto
This fresh and simple freeze-able pesto sauce is the perfect topper for your pasta, salmon, or really anything that needs a quick flavor and nutrient boost! Add it to pasta for an easy vegetarian weeknight meal to make quick vegetarian pasta with freezer pesto.
Have you made homemade pesto before? I hadn’t until I made it twice this past week. The first time was to try to use up my fresh basil (my basil plant is still alive-this is MAJOR!), the second time was to use up fresh arugula. Pesto is a really delicious and easy way to boost pasta or salmon (both of which I made to top with my new delish sauce), and I even chose foods I commonly have on hand. I usually have some greens (great way to use up those greens you forgot about, or need to use up before going out of town), basil, hemp hearts, parmesan, and olive oil on hand. It was so easy!
With all that said, enjoy this super easy, delicious, healthy, and freeze-able sauce will make all your wildest summer dreams come true.
The easiest way to make your own pesto. You can freeze this or use it immediately.
- 12 ounces fresh arugula or spinach washed and dried
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/8 cup hemp hearts
- 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
- sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste
Add all ingredients to high powered blender, blend until well incorporated
Top pasta, fish, or other protein immediately. Or freeze sauce.
here’s what you’ve got to try the pesto on:
If you're looking for a versatile pasta salad that's great hot or cold, that's quick, and so bright, look no farther than this delicious vegetarian pasta salad with freezer pesto
- 2/3 lb pasta of choice
- 1 cup shelled edamame
- 1 cup freezer pesto recipe above
- 2 cups frozen French green beans
When pasta is about 5 minutes from being done, add edamame and green beans to cooking pasta. Finish cooking until vegetables are tender and pasta is al dente.
Drain water, add pesto sauce, stir until pesto is warm and pasta is coated.
Top with parmesan cheese and hemp hearts. Serve hot or cold.
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