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Vegan Pasta with Creamy Spinach Pesto Recipe

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Vegan Pasta with Creamy Spinach Pesto Recipe
4 Servings – Approximately 1 cup per serving | 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving*

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 tsp table salt, divided, or more to taste
  • 8 oz uncooked whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 4 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 small garlic cloves OR 1 large garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons vegan cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil (use 1 teaspoon salt). Add pasta and cook as package directs until al dente, about 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, process spinach, water, oil, garlic and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt until smooth; set aside.
  3. Set aside 1/4 cup pasta cooking water and then drain pasta. Return pasta to pot; add vegan cream cheese and stir until melted.
  4. Add pesto sauce and toss to combine, adding reserved cooking water if a thinner consistency is desired.
  5. Season with fresh lemon juice and salt.
*P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com

– Adapted from Weight Watchers

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