- 1 box lentil pasta
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup fresh basil leaves
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 small garlic clove
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Optional: 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
- Cook the pasta according to directions, making sure you boil in a pot of heavily salted water for added flavor.
- In a food processor, add the remaining ingredients and pulse until finely chopped, but still slightly chunky.
- Drain the pasta water and stir in the pesto. You can add veggies, such as chopped kale or grape tomatoes, or a side of additional protein if you like!
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