Tofu Pesto Pasta recipe shared by Daisy Morgan from OTR Review.
The Tofu Pesto Pasta is a perfect combination of a rich pesto sauce that is prepared by tofu mixed with pasta of your choice. As compared to traditional pasta sauce Tofu Pesto sauce is neither much caloric nor having high fats. Using tofu as the primary ingredient gives a rich base while others pesto contents, for example, basil, Parmesan, nuts and olive oil help the sauce to maintain the first pesto flavor.
- 1 cup basil leaves
- 1 cup firm tofu
- 3 tablespoons parmesan
- 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 ounces gluten-free pasta or pasta of choice
- Place all sauce ingredients into a food processor. Process on high until smooth.
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve ½ to 1 cup of pasta water.
- Drain pasta and place back into its pot. Add as much or as little pesto sauce as desired, adding a little pasta water at a time to help mix and distribute the sauce evenly.
- Serve sprinkle with fresh parsley and extra pepper if desired.