Posted in Pasta, Vegan by omission

Pesto Pasta

You can’t go wrong with gluten and dairy free pesto pasta! There I go again with the pasta. I just cannot get enough of it! Our 6 year old ate around the artichokes, but at least he tried them. Baby steps. He does like black olives, next time I’ll keep a can of olives in the pantry to add to his.


Disclaimer: These portions are all just a guess. I don’t like to measure when it comes to creating in the kitchen. Please just let this be a guide for your own creation…

Pesto Pasta

  • SAUTE 1/2 chopped onion with some sea salt in about a tsp. melted coconut oil until the onion is tender on medium high heat.
  • ADD a jar of of your favorite pesto sauce and some already cooked diced chicken. I used my Lemony Chicken.
  • COOK your favorite GF noodles a few minutes less than package directions.
  • ADD a package of frozen artichoke hearts to the the cooking noodles.
  • DRAIN and add to sauce.
  • STIR in about 1 tsp. EVOO and about 1 tbsp. lemon juice.

I used a store bought vegan pesto, but you could always make your own. I’ve added some coconut cream before which turned out really good as well, but didn’t have any in the pantry when I made this. Obviously, just leave the chicken out and use a noodle without egg to make this a vegan dish.

Even though a dish is easy and quick, it’s still time in the kitchen with the meditative chopping and delightful aroma’s that help me cope with every day stressors.

I hope that one day our son enjoys creating in the kitchen as much as he likes Minecraft! So far I’ve he likes to chop, crack eggs, and help with pancakes.

Since our t.v. broke and I can’t find the plug for our portable DVD player, I haven’t been able to unwind with movies after our son has gone to bed. So, I’ve had a little more time to write and I find it so therapeutic!

Having a broken t.v. has also given me more time to explore living options as well. Check out the kitchen on this tiny home! If we could find an inexpensive piece of land we could comfortably live in The Acaida which with the add on is 750 square feet!

Anyway, let me know if you try this pesto pasta and how your version turns out.

I’m grateful they make a pesto without cheese so I don’t have to make it from scratch. Although it’s easy to make, it’s still a little more time consuming.

Do you enjoy making your own pesto?

Thanks for listening!


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