Avocado Pesto Pasta

I really love avocado!!!Yes and no surprise that I was in love with this avocado pesto pasta recipe right away. It is super simple, healthy and super delicious, what else could you want your meal to be?!:)

Avocado Pesto Pasta
1 pound dried linguini
1 bunch basil leaves (about 2.5 ounces)
1/2 cup pine nuts
2 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 of a lemon)
3 garlic cloves
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes (optional)*

*If you are not a huge fan of sun-dried tomatoes,  instead, you can use one sliced cherry tomato as a garnish.

  • In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook to package directions. While the pasta cooks, create the pesto by blending the basil, pine nuts, avocados, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil in a food processor. Season with the salt and pepper.
  • Drain the pasta. In a large serving bowl, toss the pesto with hot, freshly cooked pasta and garnish each serving with a basil leaf. For an extra touch of color and flavor, top the pasta with sun-dried tomatoes.

~ by Colorful Soul on 01/23/2012.

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