Creamy Avocado Pesto

Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta

May 2 2018

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20 mn

Serves 6

These pasta are so delicious and creamy (without any cream in it) and make a great lunch, dinner and leftovers are perfect for school lunches as well!! It has lots of good nutrients and taste so delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of brown rice penne pasta
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/2 cup of fresh basil (plus extra for topping)
  • 2 tbsp of grated parmesan (plus extra for serving)
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of cherry tomatoes, cut in 2
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Cook the pasta according to package information. Add the broccoli during the last 2-3 minutes of cooking, and drain it all when cooked.

Blend avocado, lemon juice and zest, 1/2 cup of basil, cheese, garlic, some salt and pepper in food processor until smooth. Add the olive oil and pulse until creamy. (I like when it is spicy so I add chili flakes to it as well).

Transfer pesto to a large bowl with pasta, broccoli and cherry tomatoes and stir to coat. Sprinkle some extra chopped basil and cheese and serve.

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