Cilantro Pesto Pasta with Peppers

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Who knew cilantro pesto would be just as delicious as the basil version? This pasta salad is great cold, and if you sub the whole wheat pasta for some zucchini/squash noodles, it’d be completely raw!

1 lb whole wheat organic pasta of your choice, cooked

1 large bunch fresh cilantro

2 bell peppers of your choice, chopped

3 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1 large cucumber, seed, peeled and chopped

1 red onion, chopped

1 jalapeno, diced

1/2 cup raw walnuts

1/3 cup olive oil

1 tbsp nutritional yeast

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

  • Toss together pasta, bell peppers, tomatoes and red onion
  • Pulse cilantro, jalapeno, walnuts, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, salt and black pepper in a food processor until blended
  • Slowly pour in olive oil and continue pulsing until creamy
  • Mix in cilantro pesto with pasta and let chill in the fridge for a bit

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