We think this might just be the ultimate vegan pesto pasta dish. We love the creaminess of the blitzed avocado, the genius combo of zoodles + spaghetti and the golden nuggets of spiced tofu. In case you’re wondering, zoodles are fresh, no-carb spiralised zucchini noodles.
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Love to all you Green Goddesses out there 💚
1 block firm tofu
1 tsp paprika
1 jar Pesto Princess Basil & Lemon Pesto
1 lemon, juiced and zested
1 packet zucchini pasta (you can buy this in-store or make your own)
250 g spaghetti (or other long pasta)
Handful of baby tomatoes
Mixed seeds to sprinkle
1. Drain the tofu, cut it into chunky strips and pan-fry in the paprika and olive oil until crisp. Set aside.
2. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions and, just before draining, place the zoodles in a colander. Pour the hot pasta over the zoodles to warm them up, then drain. Reserve a couple of tablespoons of the pasta water in case you need it later. Empty the pasta and zoodles into the pot and give them a toss to combine. Keep warm while you make the pesto.
3. Blitz the avocados, lemon juice, and Pesto Princess Basil & Lemon Pesto in a food processor until smooth. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Add to the pot and loosen with a little reserved pasta water or olive oil.
4. Serve immediately, topped with halved, fresh tomatoes and a sprinkling of seeds.