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Vegan Broad Bean Pesto Pasta

This fresh and healthy vegan broad bean pesto is deliciously summery! Broad beans (aka fava beans) make a wonderful chunky pesto sauce, and beautifully marry up with the lemon, garlic and basil flavours. This makes an easy vegetarian and vegan pasta meal.
4.45 from 9 ratings


  • 4 Tbsp toasted pine nuts
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • ¾ cup (100 g) cooked broad beans, leave the skins on
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • Handful of basil


  • Add the pine nuts, garlic cloves and broad beans to the food processor and pulse until chunky.
  • Add the lemon juice and basil, pulse a few more times before adding the basil and olive oil.
  • Blend until it becomes creamy, but do not allow it to puree too much- it is nice with lots of chunk!


Suggestion: for added creaminess, add a ripe avocado to the mix!
Nutritional ingredients calculated on the basis that this is mixed with 1 package of spaghetti.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 256kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g, Sodium: 115mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 9g