Avocado Pesto Pasta Recipe

Avocado Pesto Pasta Recipe

How To Make Avocado Pesto Pasta

Avocado pesto pasta is a popular trend nowadays. Discover the great mix of the sweet and earthy avocado with the minty taste of basil. Try it yourself.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 8ozpasta or noodles
  • 1cuppacked fresh basil
  • 1avocado,pitted and peeled
  • 2tsplemon juice
  • 3-4cloves garlic
  • ¼cupextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1tspkosher salt,or more or less to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese,optional
  • pine nuts,optional

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of generously-salted water to a boil. Add pasta or noodles, and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, make the pesto by combining basil, avocado, lemon juice, garlic, and oil in a food processor. Process until smooth. Season generously with salt and pepper.

  3. Immediately after the pasta or noodles are drained, top with the pesto and gently toss until well-coated. Divide pasta among serving bowls and top with toasted pine nuts and shaved Parmesan.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 555.18kcal
  • Fat: 29.06g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19.84g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 63.94g
  • Fiber: 7.24g
  • Sugar: 2.60g
  • Protein: 11.71g
  • Sodium: 408.16mg
  • Calcium: 46.48mg
  • Potassium: 539.96mg
  • Iron: 1.81mg
  • Vitamin A: 25.95µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.39mg
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