Pea & Parsley Pesto Noodles (Vegan/Nut-Free)

Lately I've been eating endless bowls of today's recipe and I'm excited to share it so that you can make it too! I'm pretty sure that you'll be hooked.

I've always liked pesto. It's versatile, fresh, and delicious. Eat it on noodles, stuffed into mushroom caps, on crackers, mixed into yogurt for a dip, on salads, tossed with roasted veggies, on pizza... the options are endless. I like to experiment with making different kinds of pesto too. Traditional basil pesto with pine nuts is great but its fun to change it up. I like using cilantro, parsley, spinach, arugula, and kale for the greens and have tried pretty much every nut and seed in place of pine nuts: pumpkin seeds and walnuts are two of my faves.

Today I have a bit of a different one. This Pea Parsley Pesto is creamy, bright, and flavourful. It also happens to be vegan and nut free as I've used hemp seeds in it. I could literally sit and eat it with a spoon (actually I have done that haha), and it's nice as a dip.

Since pesto and noodles are a match made in heaven, I've mixed my pesto with NuPasta which is made from the konjac plant which is high in fiber and doesn't contain any starch!!

A regular plate of pasta has about 300 calories and 2 grams of fiber while a large serving of NuPasta has only 25 calories and 6 grams of fiber! If you're looking to lose weight, this stuff is a dream. I generally go for zucchini noodles but these noodles are nice because they're so similar to regular pasta. They have fettuccine, spaghetti, and angel hair pasta.

One of the things I really like about this pasta is that it doesn't require any cooking for prep! All you need to do is take them out of the package, drain the water off and give them a good rinse. You can heat them up or eat them cold.

See? This is the fettuccine.

My pesto recipe is reeeally simple. Only 8 ingredients All you need is a food processor (a blender will blend it too smoothly and you want texture - though it would turn into a wonderfully creamy dip in the blender!). It makes almost 2 cups.

Have you ever tried konjac noodles? I really really recommend it.

Pea Parsley Pesto

Vegan - Nut Free

2 cups shelled green peas* or a 10 oz bag

1 large bunch of fresh parsley or basil

1/2 cup hemp seeds

1/3 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 clove garlic

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast, optional

1 teaspoon salt (add more if/when mixing with noodles)

Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until all ingredients are broken down and it is slightly creamy but still textured.

Toss with 2 packages of Nupasta or noodles of your choice.

*Use frozen and thaw them (they've already been cooked).

 

Enter To Win:

  1. Answer this question in the comment section below:

Have you ever had konjac noodles and do you like them? What would you make with these noodles?

  1. You have until Wednesday May 2 to enter. A winner will be randomly chosen and emailed. You have 24 hours to respond in order to claim your prize.
  2. This contest is open to residents of Canada.

Good luck!

 

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48 Comments
  1. Saniel Underwood
    April 25, 2018 at 23:25
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    Never had these noodles would love to try. Would like to make vegetable pad Thai. Thanks

    • sweet_raw
      April 26, 2018 at 16:11
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      Pad Thai is a great idea! I should do that too!

  2. Sharon
    April 25, 2018 at 23:27
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    I've not had them but they do sound really good, and I am going to have to find them when next I go to the grocery store. I would use them for chicken alfredo.

    • sweet_raw
      April 26, 2018 at 16:11
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      Yum that sounds delicious!!

  3. Brad
    April 25, 2018 at 23:49
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    Great one Heather! I was looking for something to change up my heavier winter diet and this sounds great. Just added the ingredients to this week's shopping list.

    • sweet_raw
      April 26, 2018 at 16:12
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      Yay, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do :)

  4. Heidi S
    April 26, 2018 at 00:10
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    Hi! Your pesto recipe looks so good! What exactly is konjac? Is it a vegetable or a fruit? Gluten free? Never had it and saw it anywhere locally :( Hope to find it somewhere soon and i also hope it tastes good! Have a good day!

    • sweet_raw
      April 26, 2018 at 16:13
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      Hi, Konjac is an Asian root vegetable that is high in fiber and contains no starch! So its like a miracle noodle :D It doesnt taste like anything - very neutral so you can add any sauce to it.

  5. Melissa M.
    April 26, 2018 at 00:12
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    I’ve never tried Konjac noodles but I am curious to do so! Where do you buy them from in Victoria? Looks like they could be used in Italian and Asian dishes. Yum!!

    • sweet_raw
      April 26, 2018 at 16:17
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      Yes, you should, they're awesome! You can find them at Save On Foods and Market on Yates :)

  6. Brenda Rivard
    April 26, 2018 at 00:19
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    I have not tried konjac noodles before, but would love to! I love pasta with vegetables which makes for endless choices... as I’m trying to slim down for summer I think those would go great with a raw zucchini hummus!

    • sweet_raw
      April 26, 2018 at 16:18
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      Thats a great idea with the zucchini hummus!!

  7. MaryAnn
    April 26, 2018 at 00:30
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    Yes I have used them. Some brands better then others. I'd use them to make raw pad Thai and spicy marinara arabiatta for my son recently not able to eat wheat.

    • sweet_raw
      April 26, 2018 at 16:18
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      Those are great ideas! I definitely recommend trying the nuPasta.

  8. Suzanne MacFayden
    April 26, 2018 at 02:29
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    I have never tried konjac noodles but will look for them at my health food store. I usually spiralize zucchini but I would love to try something different. I would love to try these noodles with a vegan cheese sauce as well. I also love pesto and make it often but this pea/parsley recipe sounds delish, think I will give it a try this week. Thank you for sharing Heather. I love all of your recipes.

    • sweet_raw
      April 26, 2018 at 16:19
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      Thank you so much Suzanne! I hope you enjoy the pea parsley pesto, I love it so much that I'll be making it yet again this week.

  9. Stacey
    April 26, 2018 at 06:28
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    I’ve never had them but would love to try your pesto recipe!

  10. Susan Eng
    April 26, 2018 at 07:03
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    Yes, I have had these noodles in Japan. I would love to make your pesto dish with them. Also a creamy vegan mushroom alfredo sauce would be fun to try too,

    • sweet_raw
      April 26, 2018 at 16:19
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      Yum a mushroom alfredo sauce sounds lovely!!!

  11. Suzanne Favot
    April 26, 2018 at 11:42
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    I have never tried these noodles but would LOVE to!

    • sweet_raw
      April 26, 2018 at 16:19
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      You'd love them Suzanne!!

  12. Tiffany Robbins
    April 26, 2018 at 11:49
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    Hi, I have never had Konjac Noodles. Can't wait to try them! They look like they would go lovely in a Pad Thai dish. Thanks for turning me on to these!

    • sweet_raw
      April 26, 2018 at 16:20
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      Yes a Pad Thai would be so great, now I want to do that too!

  13. Pina
    April 26, 2018 at 11:55
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    Thanks Heather. Never used these noodles. Would love to win to try them with my delicious tomtoe sauce

    • sweet_raw
      April 26, 2018 at 16:20
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      I bet that would be delicious Pina!!

  14. Laine
    April 26, 2018 at 17:10
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    I've never had konjac noodles but would love to have them with nettle- walnut pesto!

  15. Gracie
    April 26, 2018 at 17:43
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    I just tried the spaghetti noodles last night after searching high and low for them...found them at Wal-Mart. I sauteed some colored peppers in olive oil with zucchini and added a but of fresh tomato sauce! Loved them...and cannot wait to get more.

    • Gracie
      April 26, 2018 at 17:45
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      Bit not but...I can spell lol

    • sweet_raw
      April 27, 2018 at 19:24
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      I'm so glad to hear that you found them! Your dinner sounded delicious!!

  16. Whitney
    April 26, 2018 at 19:05
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    I've never even heard of Konjac noodles until now! Since I make pasta at least 3x a week loaded with fresh veggies, I'd like to swap out regular noodles for these ones.

  17. Sareena
    April 26, 2018 at 19:23
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    I’ve never tried it, but I’d love to try it with my creamy basil sauce!

  18. gloridei
    April 26, 2018 at 19:31
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    Yes!!! I love this pasta! Unfortunately I cant always find it, but when I can I grab some! I like to make a miso soup with them, it’s so warming and delicious (-: as a college student, I appreciate this Alternative to unhealthy ramen!!

  19. Kris Dibble
    April 26, 2018 at 20:25
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    I would chop & dice vegetables to include asparagus etc... Toss it together and make a sauce using plenty of garlic w/ nut cheese...lemon and more! Thanks for sharing!

  20. armie
    April 26, 2018 at 22:52
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    Hi Heather, I never had these noodles yet.. But given the chance, i would like to do a vegetaruan pad thai with it😍

  21. Brizeida
    April 26, 2018 at 22:57
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    I just found out I am gluten intolerant and I love pasta! I would love mix it with tomatoe sauce and mushrooms!! My favourite! I have never tried Konjac noodles but have heard a lot about them. Hopefully I win! 😊

  22. Amy H
    April 27, 2018 at 02:38
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    I haven't tried them yet as my local stores don't stock them but would love to make a garlic olive oil sauce with a bunch of veggies👌

  23. Linda
    April 27, 2018 at 13:24
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    I've never had konjac noodles. I would like to try making a carbonara with these.

  24. Mary gunn
    April 27, 2018 at 16:36
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    Hi Heather, I have never tried these noodles. I would like to try them with your pea pesto as it sounds delicious and also maybe a cauliflower alfredo sauce which I've never made before but have been wanting to try.

  25. April 27, 2018 at 19:07
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    I have never had these noodles, but they sound awesome! I would make Pad Thai or Lo Mein type dish! Or even just spaghetti and meatballs would be great. Your Pesto recipe sounds amazing too! There are so many different options it's hard to choose just one.

  26. Bhumika Mehta
    April 28, 2018 at 14:39
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    I’ve never tried konjac noodles but if I got to I’d either make a delicious stirfry or a pasta like yours!❤ This recipe looks delicious btw Heather

    • sweet_raw
      May 4, 2018 at 21:38
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      Thanks girl, I hope you try it!!

  27. Brad
    April 28, 2018 at 22:33
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    Heather, FYI: I used a whole 10 ounce bag of frozen organic green peas and it was just right for the recipe at slightly more than 2 cups.

    • sweet_raw
      May 4, 2018 at 21:38
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      Hi Brad, thanks for this! I'll add it into the recipe :D

  28. Larisa
    April 30, 2018 at 05:30
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    I have never had Konjac noodles. I would probably try your pesto recipe or make a tomato sauce packed full of veggies and lean ground turkey!

  29. Katie
    April 30, 2018 at 14:47
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    I have never had these noodles before, but I am so curious to try after seeing you share this beautiful green pesto the other day. Being gluten free is hard to find good noodle options that actually taste good. These noodles look and sound quite versatile, which is awesome with the warmer weather days on the way. I’m thinking pasta salads, alfredo, maybe a mix of noodles with some spiralized zucchini’s and sweet potatoes for different texture. I definitely would put your recipe at the top of my list to make first!!! The pea pesto looks so good, so I’m making that with or without the noodles ;).

    • sweet_raw
      May 4, 2018 at 21:39
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      Thank you! Im so glad to hear that you're doing to make the pesto. It's also great with zucchini noodles :)

  30. Maria
    April 30, 2018 at 19:15
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    Hi there. I have never tried konjac noodles before but you make them look delicious. I would want to trymaking vegan vegetable phö with them. Thank you! Maria

  31. Susan
    May 2, 2018 at 21:30
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    These sound amazing! I can't wait to try them. I would eat them with peanut sauce, raw marinara, or your pesto recipe, which also sounds amazing

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