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Five-Minute Spinach Pesto Pasta

Course Lunch
Cuisine Pesto
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Samah Dada


  • 1 box pasta of choice
  • 3/4 bag of spinach
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 4 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Small handful basil leaves or basil flakes to taste
  • Chili flakes to taste
  • Oregano to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Boil a full box of your pasta of choice and prep the pesto while that's cooking. For the pesto, throw all of your ingredients into a food processor/blender and pulse until mixed. Add seasonings to taste as you wish. I always add more chili flakes because I like it spicy! When the pasta is boiled, drain and add all of the sauce to the pot. Mix thoroughly. I like to blanch grape tomatoes in chili infused olive oil to add some color and sweetness to the dish. Feel free to add your toppings of choice - I'd suggest some almond milk ricotta if you're into that, nutritional yeast is great, or even some pine nuts. This is great served hot or as a cold pasta salad!