If using, cook Dr. Praeger’s All American Veggie Burger according to package directions.
Place a large pot of salted water over high heat.
While you wait for the water to boil, add the spinach or arugula, basil, garlic, lemon juice and zest, pine nuts and parmesan or nutritional yeast to a blender or food processor. Sprinkle with a generous pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
Begin blending or pulsing, and slowly stream in the olive oil while the sauce comes together, stopping to scrape down the sides with a spatula as needed.
Once the sauce is fully incorporated, taste, and adjust for seasonings.
When the pot of water has come to a rolling boil, add the pasta, stir, and cook according to package directions. Once the pasta is tender, strain and rinse thoroughly, and return to the pot.
Pour the pesto over the noodles and stir to coat. Transfer to two plates and garnish with desired toppings and veggie burger, if using.