Avocado Pesto Pasta

Avocado Pesto Pasta


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)


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


Tags: , , , , ,

About Four Green Steps

Four Green Steps is your one stop destination for all things green. Home to the Worlds' largest Green marketplace- offering an eco-friendly alternative to virtually everything! Also a great resource for Vegan & Vegetarian recipes, green living tips a free environmental curriculum for schools worldwide and the opportunity for students K-12 to compete in international competitions to win sustainable, green prizes. www.fourgreensteps.com

2 responses to “Avocado Pesto Pasta”

  1. trialsinfood says :

    mmm…one of my favourites. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: