Vegan Olive Pesto Pasta


Olive pesto pasta is such a great treat for those moments when you need a quick, healthy and fabulously tasty power meal! So, if you like olives, this pesto will blow you away. Happy cooking!

Video recipe:

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes


Course: pasta

Cuisine: Vegan, Italian

Servings: 2-3



🌱250 g. penne

🌱Save 1 cup of pasta water

🌱Fresh parsley to serve

For the pesto:

🌱40 g raw almonds

🌱12 seedless kalamata olives

🌱4 sun-dried tomatoes

🌱1 clove of garlic

🌱2 Tbsp. capers

🌱1 bunch of fresh parsley

🌱1 Tbsp nutritional yeast

🌱4 Tbsp olive oil

🌱5 Tbsp hot water

How to prepare:

  1. Cook the pasta for 1 minute less than is indicated on the package (the pasta needs to be al dente, because it will continue to cook for a little bit while you add it to the sauce at the end)
  2. While the pasta is cooking, prepare the pesto: 
  • in a food processor add the parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, garlic, capers, almonds, nutritional yeast, olive oil and hot water
  • blend until creamy
  1. Transfer the pesto into a pan and dilute it with 1 cup of the pasta water
  2. Mix the penne into the sauce
  3. Sprinkle some fresh parsley on top


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