Oil-free Vegan Pesto Pasta Salad

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Oil-free Vegan Pesto Pasta Salad

Photo by Holly Dyson
  • Prep time
    10 minutes
  • Cook time
    10 minutes
  • Serves
    2
Author Notes

This delicious pasta salad is super easy, oil-free, gluten-free and a perfect summer meal! —Holly Dyson

Ingredients
  • For the pesto

  • 1

    Medium sized Avocado


  • 1 cup

    Loose packed basil


  • 1

    Garlic clove


  • 1

    Lemon juiced


  • 1 teaspoon

    Lemon zest


  • 1/4 cup

    cucumber


  • 1/2 teaspoon

    Sea salt


  • 2 tablespoons

    Water

  • For the Salad

  • 1 packet

    Gluten-free Pasta (I used brown rice)


  • 1/2 cup

    Cherry Tomatoes


  • 1/2

    Red bell pepper


  • 1/3 cup

    Cucumber

Directions
  1. Place all the Pesto ingredients apart from the water into a food processor/blender and blitz on high until smooth, adding the water as you go. Taste test to see whether you want to more salt for saltiness or lemon for acidity.
  2. Mix the dressing into your cooked pasta.
  3. Slice up the tomatoes, capsicum and cucumber and add to the pasta.
    Enjoy!







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