6chorizo sausagesfried - I used Linda Mccartney brand
How to Blanch Spinach and Basil for Meal Prep-friendly Pesto
Fill a medium pot with water and bring it to a boil. Next to the pot, prepare a large bowl of ice water. Add the spinach and basil to the boiling water. After 15 seconds, remove the spinach and basil with a slotted spoon and immediately immerse it in the ice water for 15 seconds. Drain the spinach and basil and squeeze as much water out of it as you can.
For the Spinach Pesto
In the bowl of a food processor add the cashew nuts, garlic, blanched spinach and basil and pulse until well combined, but not totally smooth. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while pulsing. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
For the Spinach Pesto Pasta
Boil the pasta according to package instructions. Reserve a tablespoon of pasta water. Once the pasta has slightly cooled down, add the the pesto and the pasta water.
Divide the Spinach Pesto Pasta amongst 3 meal prep containers and serve with 2 fried Vegan Chorizo Sausages each. Garnish with some fresh basil!