Cilantro Pesto Pasta with Peppers


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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