Red Pepper and  Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta (Red Pesto Pasta)

This red pesto pasta combines a rich, robust homemade roasted red pepper and sun-dried tomato pesto sauce with pasta.

Serve it with your protein/ veg of choice for a delicious and nutritious, low-fuss meal that comes together in just 20 minutes!

Ingredients – 1 C roasted red peppers (from a jar of whole roasted red peppers) – 1 C of fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish – ½ C of sun-dried tomatoes, drained – 1 (12.3-oz) box of silken tofu – 3 Tbsp of sunflower seeds – 2 garlic cloves – Salt and pepper, to taste – 2 Tbsp of olive oil – 3 Tbsp of nutritional yeast, optional – ½ tsp of crushed red pepper flakes, optional – Parsley, chopped – 1 lb of pasta 

Instructions – Add all of the ingredients to a food processor (except the pasta) and process until smooth. When the desired consistency is reached, set aside. – Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and quickly bring the hot pasta back to the pot. – Immediately add the red pesto and mix well. – Serve immediately to enjoy hot.