Avocado Pesto Pasta

Avocado Pesto Pasta

Ingredients:

1 pound dried linguini

1 bunch basil leaves (about 2½ ounces)

½ cup pine nuts

2 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about ½ of a lemon)

3 cloves garlic

½ cup olive oil

Salt to taste

freshly ground black pepper to taste

¼ cup chopped sun dried tomatoes (optional)

Directions:

In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add pasta and cook to package directions. While pasta cooks, in a food processor, blend basil, pine nuts, avocados, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Drain pasta. In a large serving bowl, toss pesto with hot, freshly cooked pasta and garnish each serving with a basil leaf.

For an extra touch of color and flavor, top pasta with sundried tomatoes.

Source: VegNews Magazine

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2 responses to “Avocado Pesto Pasta”

  1. trialsinfood says :

    mmm…one of my favourites. 🙂

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