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Easy-Avocado-Pesto-Pasta-600x845One of my favorite salads to make when I have fresh basil from the garden.  Great potluck dish or served on its own for lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta

Serving Size: 4

Calories per serving: 184 calories

Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta

Ingredients

    Dressing
  • 1 avocado, halved and pitted
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 15 almonds
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • Dash of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 -1 cup of fresh basil (optional)
  • Salad
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 -4 cups cooked brown rice pasta depending if you want this as a side dish or full meal

Instructions

  1. Add the flesh of the avocado, spinach, basil, almonds, garlic, lime juice, sea salt, and chili flakes (if using) to a food processor.
  2. Process for 2-3 minutes, stopping to scrape down sides as needed, or until smooth and creamy.
  3. If it’s too thick add more water, one tablespoon at a time.
  4. Take a taste and adjust seasoning. Add olive oil and set aside.
  5. Transfer cooked and rinsed pasta to a large serving bowl, add pesto and halved cherry tomatoes and mix well. Top with grated parmesan.
  6. Serve immediately!
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