Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta

Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta

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Avocado is full of good fats and antioxidants. It also makes the pesto creamy and smooth so you won’t have to add additional cheese to the sauce.

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Time needed

5 min preparation + 15 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 box of spaghetti
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of pine nuts
  • Fresh grated Parmesan, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

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Directions

Cook the pasta as described on the package, then drain and set aside. In the meantime, add the avocado, garlic, olive oil, basil and pine nuts to a blender. Mix the pesto until creamy and smooth. Add a heaping ½ cup of the pesto to the pasta, then top with fresh parmesan and basil if desired. Serve and enjoy!


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