When I was struggling a lot with my eating disorder, pasta was a big NO GO for me. I was always afraid of eating too much carbs and gaining weight. Unfortunately, I’m not the only one who thought that way.  I’m glad I can enjoy all foods again without thinking about it. And let’s be honest: who doesn’t love a bowl of pasta? This amazing vegan pesto and tofu combo is going to be your new favorite way to eat pasta. Only 5 ingredients, it’s easy and seriously delicious! 

''Pasta, do I need to say more?''

    PREPTIME 5 minutes

    COOKTIME  20 minutes

    PORTIONS  4 servings


  • 350 grams of whole wheat pasta (penne)
  • 135 grams of vegan red pesto
  • 200 grams of cherry tomatoes
  • 400 grams of smoked tofu.
  • Rucola 
  • Optional: pine nuts, garlic powder, pepper and salt.


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. When the pasta is ready, drain it then add it back to the pan. Add a little bit of olive oil so it won’t get dry.
  2. Cut smoked tofu in cubes and cherry tomatoes in half. 
  3. Add vegan pesto to the pasta and mix well together. Add tofu and tomatoes as well.
  4. When tomatoes and tofu are added, you can make it a little bit more spicy. I love to add black pepper and a little bit of garlic powder, but this is totally optional. 
  5. Place rucola on a plate and add the pasta. Serve with pine nuts and a little bit of rucola on top.

Easy right?! 


This recipe is super easy to make, but definitely one of my favorites. I always love food that’s ready in 30 minutes or less, and it contains ingredients you probably buy every week. So, a lot of reasons to save this one! Enjoy!

xx Len

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Hi there! My name is Lenna. I’m a dutch Nutrition & Dietetics student, recipe developer and a lover of real, simple and balanced food.

Currently, I’m in recovery from an eating disorder and I have this blog to show the world there’s always a way out. My goal is to inspire others with my story and recipes and to give support to create a healthy relationship with food. Thanks for stopping by, I hope inspire you in one way or another! LET’S SPREAD THE LOVE FOR FOOD!

xx Lenna

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