Shopping Cart

Free shipping for orders over $80 (conditions apply)

Wakame Pesto Pasta Recipe

Wakame Pesto Pasta Recipe

Wakame Pesto Pasta Recipe

Course: LunchDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time



This wakame pesto pasta recipe is delicious, easy and quick to make. You can eat it either hot or cold topped with parmesan.


  • 350g penne/spiral pasta (any preferred pasta can be used)

  • 2 chicken thighs

  • 15 cherry tomatoes cut in half

  • 1/4 cup dried wakame seaweed

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp cracked pepper

  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes (as desired)

  • 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling, salted water, until tender. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup liquid.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, add wakame and enough cold water to cover. Soak for 5 minutes, or according to package directions. Reserving 2 tbsp soaking liquid, drain wakame.
  • Dice chicken into small bite size pieces, use a frying pan oiled with a drizzle of extra virgin oil to completely cook chicken and leave aside.
  • In a food processor or blender, pulse drained wakame, basil, lemon juice, extra- virgin oil, garlic, salt, pepper and chilli flakes. This should create a nice pesto paste.
  • Return pasta to pan. Add reserved liquid and stir in the pesto. Stir to combine. Stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes or until pesto is through all areas of the pasta then slowly add the chicken and tomatoes.
  • Top with parmesan and serve either hot or cold.

Sorry, we couldn't find any posts. Please try a different search.

International Shipping

We ship to most countries


Our seaweed is sustainably harvested


Processed in approved food grade facilities

100% Secure Checkout

PayPal / MasterCard / Visa