Creamy avocado pesto – Fresh, fast, cream free

Healthy, super easy, light and unbelievably creamy pasta dish…

Ingredients:

  1. 1 packet of pasta (any shape) I used Bavette
  2. 2 small ripe avocados
  3. Grated Parmesan cheese
  4. 3 tsp of basil pesto (I used the ready made because I couldn’t find basil to make pesto from scratch 😦 and I really wanted to have a creamy avocado sauce) 
  5. Half of squeezed lemon

If you want to make your own avocado pesto blend the below and add to pasta:

  1. 1 large ripe avocado
  2. 1 bunch of basil
  3. Handful of walnuts and pine nuts
  4. 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan
  5. 1/2 squeezed lemon
  6. 2 tbs of extra virgin olive oil

Directions: 

Smash the avocados with a fork, mix with all above ingredients except for pasta.

Meanwhile place a large pot with water on the stove and boil, salt generously, add pasta and cook as directed on the packet.

Important pasta making tip, make sure you keep about a cup of the starchy water to mix with your sauce this tip is for all pasta dishes.

In a serving bowl mix the pasta and pesto and some of the starchy warm water until you reach the desired thickness for the sauce, shave some Parmesan on top with a sprinkle of pine nuts which I clearly forgot because I was super hungry!

 

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