Cannellini Pesto

This Italian Family
by This Italian Family
1 tub
5 min

Vegan, quick and super healthy pasta sauce

Lately we have been making an effort to eat more plant-based food as well as more legumes in substitution to meat. This recipe ticks both boxes! A balanced meal served in no time! My toddler is not really into beans, but he liked this so much that he ate half of the pesto with a spoon before the pasta was even ready.

No reason to limit this to pasta either... the leftover is going to be used as a spread on a bruschetta tomorrow with some fresh tomatoes on top

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Recipe details
  • 1  tub
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • 1 raw courgette (or other veg of your choice), roughly chopped
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4-5 sundried tomatoes
  • Parsley
  • Olive oil
  • a good squeeze of lemon and some lemon zest

Blend all the ingredients except from the lemon zest, slowly adding the olive oil until you reach the desired consistency.
Serve on pasta (or on some bread) with a grating of lemon zest on top.
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  • Glenna Glenna on Oct 14, 2021

    How well do you think this would freeze. I'm hesitant because of the zucchini. Thanks so much.

    • This Italian Family This Italian Family on Oct 15, 2021

      Hi. Great question. Unfortunately I don't think it will freeze well at all because of the zucchini, as you pointed out too. It literally takes a couple of minutes to make though, so won't take long to make on the spot.