Vegan Mango Basil Pesto With Lentil Rotini Pasta.

Vegan Sweet Mango Basil Pesto

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.

Sweet BasilOne 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 Sweet Mango Basil Pesto
Vegan Sweet Mango Basil Pesto

Vegan Mango Basil Pesto With Rotini Lentil Pasta.

Kevin Foodie
It's dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan. This pesto recipe is very simple. It elevates the flavor profile of your pasta, potatoes, and pizza dishes. This mango-flavored basil pesto is Ideal as a dip. Enjoy making!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5 People


  • Saucepan
  • Food Processor or Blender
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Pan scraper
  • Strainer or Colander
  • Spoon


Mango Basil Pesto

  • 3 cups Fresh Sweet Basil
  • ½ cup Pine Nuts
  • cups Fresh Mangoes
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    Vegan Sweet Mango Basil Pesto
  • Strain pasta in a colander or strainer. Add cooked lentil pasta into a bowl. Pour the Mango Basil Pesto over the pasta.
    Vegan Sweet Mango Basil Pesto
  • Mix the pesto and pasta together with a spoon until each rotini is coated. Serves approximately 4-5 people.
    Vegan Sweet Mango Basil Pesto
Keyword Basil Pesto, Mango, Pasta Dish, Pine Nut, Red Lentil Pasta, Rotini Pasta, Sweet Basil
Vegan Sweet Mango Basil Pesto

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52 thoughts on “Vegan Mango Basil Pesto With Lentil Rotini Pasta.”

  1. 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

  2. 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

    Elle –

  3. 5 stars
    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!

  4. 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.

  5. I’ve never thought of including mango in pesto before – it sounds like it might be a hit with the kids! Thanks for sharing

  6. 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!

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