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Easy Edamame Pesto Pasta

This quick and easy edamame pesto pasta uses buttery green edamame for a satisfying, lower-fat and plant-powered dish.

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Time to table40mn

Number of Servings4.6

Calories255kcal

Ingredients

1 package

LIVIVA Organic Edamame Spaghetti

1 teaspoon

Olive oil

2 diced

Shallots

3 cloves

Garlic

1/2 cup

Reserved pasta cooking water

6 cups

Loosely-packed baby spinach leaves

1 bunch

Basil

1/4 cup

Unsweetened non-dairy milk

1/2 cup

Lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon

Salt

DIRECTIONS

Make the pasta

01Cook the pasta according to package directions.

02Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, and then drain the pasta.

Make the pesto:

01In a food processor, add the spinach, basil, non-dairy milk, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and chop until the spinach and basil are finely chopped.

02Add more lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste if desired, and set aside.

03In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat and add the shallot.

04Add the garlic and cook for about a minute, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is fragrant.

05Add the cooked pasta, reserved pasta water, and pesto and mix gently.

06Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce has thickened slightly.

07Remove from the heat and adjust seasoning to taste.