Home Cooking- Avocado Pesto Pasta

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For dinner tonight I’ve decided to make some avocado pesto pasta found from Chef Chloe site!

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  • 1 pound organic fusilli
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, reserve some leaves for garnish
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 1 avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (I used all the juices from one whole lemon)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup olive oil (I used 1/4 and added the remaining while tossing the pesto with the pasta)
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • A handful of baked cashew nuts (I added this on my own after observing so many store bought pesto sauce containing this ingredient)

Procedure
Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Add fusilli and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

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

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Toss pasta with pesto. For an extra touch of color and flavor, top pasta with cherry or sun-dried tomatoes(optional). Divide pasta among serving bowls and garnish each serving with a basil leaf.

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A stunning dish that was not only pretty to look at but super yummy too!

5 thoughts on “Home Cooking- Avocado Pesto Pasta

  1. HI! Thanks for this yummy recipe…i tried it out today & it was super! I somehow missed the 1/2 cup of olive oil, then while i was blending it was too dry to blend properly, so i added some almond milk that i had in the fridge…it worked out fine! I also grilled sliced portabello mushrooms (with olive oil, salt & pepper), & cherry tomatoes (sliced in half) and tossed them all in together with the pesto & the pasta…shiok!

    • Hi Teekay,

      So glad to hear from you and hear the success you have with this yummy and easy recipe! We must definitely try your almond milk addition too.
      Have a great week!

      Cheers,
      Roland & Priscilla

    • Hi Eileen,

      Thank you for dropping by our blog and for adding our post to your blog page!
      It’s such a great idea to do the cookbook challenge.
      Are there any recipes from Chef Chloe you think is a must try for us to make?
      Let us know and all the best in the challenge:)

      Cheers,
      Roland & Priscilla

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