Jun 27 2012

Avocado Pesto Pasta

Avocado Pesto Pasta

This is such a healthy and satisfying meal, and kids seem to love it!

It has iron, omega 3s, and tons of phytonutrients.

This is often my go-to when I don’t have a lot of time or energy to cook.

INGREDIENTS

1 pound dried linguine

1 bunch basil leaves (about 2½ ounces)

1 cup spinach

½ cup pine nuts

1/2 cup walnuts

2 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled

2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice (about ½ of a lemon)

3 cloves garlic

½ cup olive oil

Salt to taste

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add pasta and cook to package directions. While pasta cooks, in a food processor, blend basil, spinach, pine nuts, walnuts, avocados, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Drain pasta. In a large serving bowl, toss pesto with hot, freshly cooked pasta.
  3. Add additional veggies, like broccoli or asparagus, and top with toasted pine nuts if you wish.

One Comment

  1. Manami
    Posted July 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Posted By: Manami

    I tried it and it was awesome.
    My 2-year-old son loved it too.

    I did not have pine nuts, so did it without nuts, but tasted fine.
    I added turkey bacon for my meat-eater husband.

    Thank you for the great healthy recipes!

    *It said walnuts, but was it a mistake?
    cooking direction did not say ‘walnut’ into the blender.

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