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Vegan Rocket Pesto Pasta!

I harvested a lot of wild rocket in our garden & hey, what to do with it? I knew that I made a previous non-vegan rocket pesto & that was so delicious. Now, I didn’t add any raw garlic & Parmesan cheese anymore & added a bit of raw lemon juice! We already ate this delicious rocket pesto pasta 3 times in the past weeks so now, I knew that I had to write it down for all of you too! It is superb in real fresh flavors & I mixed it through cooked spelt spaghetti! I topped it with this:


So a delicious win-win combo: rocketcashew pesto pasta! Yummm!  Make it Gluten-free by using Gf spaghetti! 🙂

Recipe: For 3-4 big portions


about 100 gr washed, cleaned, spun dry rocket leaves ( I used wild rocket leaves)

1 cup (150 gr) raw unsalted cashews

1/4 cup (60 ml) mild fruity extra virgin olive oil

black pepper: about 20-25 grins

Himalayan pink salt in a grinder: about 10 times

juice of 1/2 organic lemon

375 gr spelt spaghetti

fresh long smaller cherry tomatoes, cleaned, each cut into 2

black pepper

some sea salt

1/2 peeled, white onion, cut into loner strips

a fruity evoo ( the same one as above)


  1. First, cook your spelt spaghetti according to your packet instructions. it took me 8 minutes. Drain & keep warm.
  2. While your pasta is cooking, make your pesto. take food processor & place rocket leaves & cashews in. Place fitted lid on & pulse it for a couple of times. Pour lemon juice & 60 ml of that fruity oil in the machine & keep the motor running. Add black pepper, salt & grind to your liking. It must look something like this:

  3. Now, heat up a fitted non-stick pan on medium heat. Pour a bit of that same fruity oil in it & heat up. Add onion slices & tomato halves. Fry until done & cooked through. Season with some black pepper & some pink salt, but not too much! Stir thicker pesto through the cooked pasta & mingle everything together well. Check seasoning on last time. Now, plate up, like photo above! The sweetness of the tomatoes go so well with the rocket cashew combo! To die for really! Healthy too! 🙂 A must make! yum yum yum!Like what you see & want to stay updated through email? Join 1,850 email subscribers now!!! It is free!!!!

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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

14 thoughts on “Vegan Rocket Pesto Pasta!

      1. Oh sorry just seen your message. Thank you I am well. Great to see you and blogging a lot. Very cool. Enjoy your week 😀

  1. This does look so fresh and bright Sophie! Cool that you have rocket growing in your garden! We have a medium crop of tomatoes just starting to ripen– picked a few last night. Love this recipe– pasta is such a comfort food! thanks friend. xox

  2. Yes, Rhonda we still do but we planted & sew a lot less veggies then last year because we go biking a lot lately!

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