This Vegan Mango Basil Pesto With Lentil Rotini Pasta is also dairy-free and gluten-free. Despite the fact that most basil pesto recipes traditionally call for cheese, I decided not to include any in my recipe.
Mango is a unique ingredient I like to add to my basil recipes. However, people who live a ketogenic lifestyle could also savor this dish. When compared to traditional pasta, the red lentil pasta used in this recipe is lower in calories.
One of my favorite herbs is basil. Its contribution to food’s flavor and aroma cannot be disputed. In my apartment in New York City, I try to grow them every year, and I frequently get a lot of produce. This year is no exception. In actuality, I harvested the basil for this pesto from my indoor garden.
There are different species or types of basil. My Salmon With Oven-roasted Vegetable Pasta contains Thai Basil. But in my opinion, sweet basil has the stronger flavor of the two basil varieties.
While basil does not have many nutrition benefits, MedicalNewsToday reports that it does have a number of health advantages, including those related to antioxidant properties, skin health, and liver health.
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Vegan Mango Basil Pesto With Lentil Rotini Pasta
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Vegan Mango Sweet Basil Pesto | Red Lentil Rotini Pasta.
Vegan Mango Basil Pesto With Rotini Lentil Pasta.
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- Mixing Bowl
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- Strainer or Colander
Mango Basil Pesto
- 3 cups Fresh Sweet Basil
- ½ cup Pine Nuts
- 1½ cups Fresh Mangoes
- 4 cloves Garlic
- ⅓ cup Olive Oil
- 1 tsp. Salt
Red Lentil Pasta
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 box Red Lentil Pasta (8.8 oz)
- 6 cups Water
- 1 tsp Salt
- I love this red lentil pasta. Each serving contains 3 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein.Bring 6 cups of water with the added salt to boil. Pour rotini pasta into hot water and cook for 7 to 10 minutes or until the desired texture is reached.
- While the pasta is cooking, combine the basil, mango pieces, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor. Blend on medium for 1-2 minutes.Scrape the side of the food processor with a spatula. After adding salt and black pepper, pour the olive oil into the basil mixture and blend for another 1 to 2 minutes.
- Strain pasta in a colander or strainer. Add cooked lentil pasta into a bowl. Pour the Mango Basil Pesto over the pasta.
- Mix the pesto and pasta together with a spoon until each rotini is coated. Serves approximately 4-5 people.
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48 thoughts on “Vegan Mango Basil Pesto With Lentil Rotini Pasta.”
This is awesome and it looks so good. I have never tried this before. I will save it to try it. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you Fransic. Hope you get to try this Mango Basil Pesto soon.
Pesto is something I cannot get enough of. Great recipe!
Thank you Jamie. Pesto is very versatile.
Creative, is the word I’d use for this. I’ll be sure to introduce my mini-me to this pesto. She dines out on it.
Thank you QWT. You’ll will love it.
Oh yummy!!!!!!! Love this pasta. The taste of basil makes me love it more. Thank you for sharing.
You are welcome Fadima. Thanks for the rating and comment
This Vegan Mango Basil Pesto With Rotini Lentil Pasta recipe is 10/10. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Jenna. Appreciate the love.
I had no idea that you can make pasta from lentils. I’ve been using wholemeal pasta to try and be more healthy, but I always some to have a hypo far sooner than I would with regular pasta, and I don’t get why. Maybe I’ll have to see in lentil pasta is available somewhere in the UK, and give that a try. I miss eating Italian food.
I’ve never seen mango used with pasta either, so I’d be interested in trying this out to see what a mango pesto tastes like. Thanks for the recipe and the extra food knowledge
You are welcome Unwanted Life.
Ooh, this sounds lovely! Unfortunately I’m allergic to nuts, but I’m sure I could substitute it with something 🙂
Oh. If you are allergic to all nuts, try substituting with chia seeds or just eliminate the nut.
This looks amazing! I’m definitely going to be making it this week!
Thank you. You are going to love it Love it, Lindsay.
This looks absolutely devine!
Thank you, Christine.
What a great recipe. Will try this summer! 🙂
Enjoy when you do, Elodie.
You had me at mango! YUM!
The mango is a unique twist to Pesto that you will love. Thanks for dropping by.
I love Pesto but this is a really interesting take on it, must try! Thanks for sharing this.
You are welcome. Thanks for passing through The Curious Dig
Looks great! I need to try more pasta recipes 🙂
Thank you Mina. Enjoy when you do make it.
What a interesting recipe! I’ve never tried anything like this before but you bet I will be trying asap. Anything with pasta is a big YES from me so I’m really excited to buy these ingredients and give it a go myself. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe with us! Xo
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Thank You Elle.
looks so delicious!
Thank You Very much
I love pesto, but I never made pesto with mango so I’ll definitely have to try it because it looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Karalee, you are going to love the mango version of basil pesto.
That is a beautiful and colorful plate of food. The instructions look clear and succinct and I might try these at the weekend. Thanks for sharing.
Thank You Ron
Wow~ this looks fantastic and delicious! Although I never tried this before, but I will save the recipe for future reference. Thanks for sharing x
Thank you Merry.
I’ve never thought of including mango in pesto before – it sounds like it might be a hit with the kids! Thanks for sharing
You are welcome Michelle. Your kids will love it. Hope you get to try it soon.
Yum! This looks like such a great dish. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I will have to try it out!
Thank You Charity. Enjoy!
Yum! This pasta looks amazing! I always love a good pasta dish. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Thank You, Charity.
This sounds delicious! I never heard of mango basil pesto, but it truly sounds like a must-try and so refreshing to have on pasta! And such a great way to have pesto without any dairy too!
This pasta looks delicious. I’ve never made my own pesto, but I might have to try this one.
Carrie, homemade pesto is the best. I hope you get to try it soon.
this is such an interesting twist on pesto, love it!
Thank you for sharing this. It looks so good to eat for lunch or for dinner.
Appreciate the comment Melissa.