Super Greens & Beans Pesto Pasta


This pesto pasta is a star #meatlessmonday dish. It is packed full of green goodness and you’ll be pleasurably impressed with how flavoursome & moreish it tastes.

The Super Kale & Basil Pesto is versatile. You can use it for any other pesto affairs and feel guaranteed your doing your body a whole heap of good. I hope you enjoy this one as much as me. Let me know how you go…either comment below, rate the recipe, or tag me on Instagram with #movingnutrition @moving_nutrition

It’s also a quick dish to make once you have the pesto. There is very little cooking involved. Feel free to adjust the ratios to your liking, just make sure the greens & beans are the stars!

Super Greens & Beans Pesto Pasta

Author: Jodie
Recipe type: DinnerCuisine: Vegetarian
Prep time: 5 minsCook time: 10 minsTotal time: 15 mins
Serves: 6


  • 300g wholemeal spiral pasta
  • 200g broccoli florets
  • 240g cannellini beans, canned, drained & rinsed
  • 100g edamame beans, defrosted & depodded
  • 2 cups packed kale, stalks removed & torn, at serving
  • Super kale & basil pesto


  1. To prepare the pesto, see Super Kale & Basil Pesto recipe
  2. Place the pasta in a pot of water and bring to boil. Cook for approximately 10 minutes or until tender. Once cooked, strain the pasta and add to a large mixing bowl. Set some pasta water aside for later.
  3. Meanwhile, chop the brocolli, rinse the cannellini beans and set aside
  4. With 5 minutes to go, place the broccoli in a steamer. Be careful not to overcook.
  5. Meanwhile, remove the edamame beans from their pods.
  6. Once broccoli and pasta is ready, place pasta, followed by all other ingredients, including the pesto in a large mixing bowl. Toss to combine. Add some pasta water if you desire extra moisture.
  7. Lastly add the torn kale leaves, serve and enjoy!

To grab the Super Kale & Basil Pesto recipe, click here!


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About Jodie

(ANutr, GDipNut, BSc, BA) Jodie is the director of Moving Nutrition, a postgraduate university qualified nutritionist, personal trainer, ex-dancer and choreographer, and a new mum. Jodie specializes in mood (depression, anxiety, irritability, OCD), gut health, weight concern, and establishing a postive relationship with food. She is also knowledgeable in sports nutrition for recreational athletes and competitive dancers. The Moving Nutrition blog is here to educate, encourage and empower you to live your healthiest, happiest life, and is filled with simple, delicious, real food recipes. Jodie is on a mission to harmonize nutrition science and intuitive wellness. Stay in touch #movingnutrition Read More…

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