Monday, 18 June 2012

Recipe: Avocado Pesto Pasta

My partner found this recipe online. We tweeked it a tiny bit, to suit us. The results were wonderful - creamy and delicious. 

What you will need:
Pasta (I use rice pasta) – as much as you like, and whatever type takes your fancy – linguine, spaghetti, etc.
1 bunch fresh basil
½ cup pine nuts
2 avocados, pitted and peeled
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 cloves garlic (optional)
½ cup olive oil
Sea salt
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes or sliced sun-dried tomatoes

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, make the pesto by combining basil, pine nuts, avocados, lemon juice, garlic, and oil in a food processor. Process until smooth. Season with salt to taste.
Toss pasta with pesto. For an extra touch of color and flavor, top pasta with cherry or sun-dried tomatoes. 

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