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Big plate of Gluten-Free Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta topped with fresh basil
4.86 from 35 votes

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta (V + GF)

Simple, 6-ingredient Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta that comes together in 20 minutes! An easy, healthy vegan, gluten-free lunch or dinner.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 3
Category: Entree
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Italian-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 3-4 Days

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces gluten-free pasta (such as fusilli // or sub whole wheat)*
  • 3 ounces sun-dried tomatoes (1 cup yield ~3 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil*
  • 1 cup fresh basil (plus more for serving)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Vegan Parmesan Cheese (plus more for serving)

Instructions

  1. Boil water, add salt, and then add pasta. Cook according to package instructions. Pasta with grooves is best.
  2. Add sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, basil, garlic, and vegan parmesan cheese to a food processor or high-speed blender and puree into a pesto-like consistency.

  3. If it has trouble mixing, add a bit of hot pasta water (2-3 Tbsp // amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) to help encourage it along. It doesn’t need to be finely pureed, just well mixed. I think a bit of texture is a good thing in this dish.

  4. Add drained pasta back to the pot you cooked it in and add pesto. Toss to coat and season with a bit more olive oil and vegan parmesan.
  5. Serve warm with additional fresh basil and vegan parmesan cheese. Store covered in the fridge for up to a few days, though best when fresh.
  6. This can be enjoyed hot, slightly chilled or at room temperature, making it ideal for picnics and take-along lunches!

Notes

*For my pasta, I used the gluten-free quinoa brown rice pasta from Trader Joe's and it's seriously delicious and undetectably gluten-free!
*If your sun-dried tomatoes are in oil, omit the extra olive oil.
*Loosely adapted from Giada de Laurentis.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 3)