Vegan Revival

A light tasting Mediterranean pasta dish that is just as delicious hot, as it is cold, and super easy to prepare. This recipe was inspired by this post available from Whole Foods Market.

Serves 6

  • 1 (13-16oz) box of whole wheat penne
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground coarse black pepper, to taste

Cook the penne in boiling salted water, in a large pot, according to package directions. While the penne is cooking, combine all other ingredients in a saute pan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the spinach begins to wilt, about 5-8 minutes…

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