Sunflower seed pesto with pasta makes a light and delicious summer dinner!
Have you given up on pesto?
Maybe you can’t have dairy, or nuts, and you’re just not sure if pesto can exist and be allergy friendly. Well, it can!
There are lots of options for making dairy free, nut free, allergy friendly pesto. In this sunflower seed pesto, seeds take the place of nuts, and some nutritional yeast adds that cheesy flavor. If you don’t love sunflower seeds, this can also be made with pumpkin seeds.
The result is a light and delicious sunflower seed pesto that’s perfect for serving over pasta, fish, or chicken.
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Pasta with Sunflower Seed Pesto and Peas.
Simple allergy friendly sunflower seed pesto with pasta and peas. An easy summer meal.
- Place all ingredients except for the peas and pasta in a food processor. Pulse until well blended, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Put the cooked pasta, peas, and pasta in a large bowl. Toss well to coat.
- Serve immediately.
I used gluten free rotini here, but we’ve also made this with macaroni and other shapes of pasta, too. Just make sure that you don’t overcook the pasta – gluten free pasta tends to get very mushy very quickly, and then it’s just a big mess.
If you don’t like or can’t have peas, you can add tomatoes, zucchini, or just enjoy the sunflower seed pesto and pasta plain! This dish would also be nice with some added chicken for protein. Once you get started with this easy sunflower seed pesto, you’ll want to add it to lots of recipes. Enjoy!
This sunflower seed pesto goes well with:
- gluten free pasta
- chicken or fish
- crackers or sandwiches