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Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta - Pasta Week # 3

Friday, March 30, 2012

Recipe tried out on Sept 2011.

I had 6 avocadoes that I know not what to do with it. One afternoon, I saw this recipe and I told myself to go buy some sweet basil on the next grocery trip.

I made this one afternoon, kept the other half of avocado cream for another meal. Creamy and Delicious!
Healthy too!

Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta
Recipe source: Dinners Dishes and Desserts
Serves 2

150gm pasta of choice
1 avocado (I used 1 Hass)
25gm sweet basil (1/2 pack of sold in supermarkets), take the leaves only
1 clove garlic
1 tsp salt (use less if you intend to finish this up yourself, but I’m dressing enough pasta for 2)
1 Tbsp lemon/lime juice
Pepper to taste
*you can add some olive oil, but I didn’t.

1. Cook pasta according to packaging’s instructions.
2. While you are cooking your pasta, prepare the avocado cream. Blitz everything else into a paste (I used the mill attachment with my stand blender).
3. When pasta is done and drained, mix the avocado cream and toss well. Add some pasta cooking water if it's too dry. Or milk if preferred. Sprinkle with more pepper if you like

Tadah! Easy?
          Let's take a slurp...............

25 lovely notes:

Lyndsey March 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM  

This looks fantastic...I love avocado over pasta! Great photos!

Swee San @ the Sweet Spot March 30, 2012 at 11:45 AM  

nice addition of avocado to pesto.. green green same same.. Hahaha

Extra Virgin Chef March 30, 2012 at 12:52 PM  

No pine nuts? Your pix looks great.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) March 30, 2012 at 1:06 PM  

I like this healthy pasta!!, yum yum..If top up with a piece of grill salmon, lagi sedap..but luxury a bit, hehehe..

Cass @ 揾到食 March 30, 2012 at 1:15 PM  

I love it. Haha..another recipe for avocado. Thanks for sharing :)

Mel March 30, 2012 at 1:15 PM  

anything with avocado in it, sure to be a healthy one. But unfortunate, I wasn't the in thing for avocado.....

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more March 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM  

No, the avocado here adds the "nuttiness" factor, but I'd say, pine nuts still taste better.

can can..

Collecting avocado recipes huh, LOL

I dun tell u, u also won't know it's in there.

Sharon @ Feats of Feasts March 30, 2012 at 2:59 PM  

Mmmmm! more avocado! And on pasta too! I have to try that.

LittleLamb March 30, 2012 at 3:19 PM  

Thanks for this easy recipe. I will try .

Can I clarify, when you said you use 1 Avocado (1Hass)..its means you use up 1 "Biji" or half side only?

The Experimental Cook March 30, 2012 at 3:20 PM  

Avocado for pesto. This is genius!

Anonymous,  March 30, 2012 at 3:26 PM  

hi wendy, so 1 avocado can yield enough paste for 4 pax? always wanted to try out an avocado recipe and this looks perfect! .. mama

Loveforfood March 30, 2012 at 3:37 PM  

I just love your pictures, all the food looked fantastic.

yvonne March 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM  

Nice color of the pasta. Unusual compares to the normal red tomato paste and yellow cheesie one. Green certainly promotes "healthy". Hehehe!

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more March 30, 2012 at 4:12 PM  

hope u like it

Little Lamb,
Hass is a variety of Avocado, just like granny smith is a variety of apple. I did not mean Half.
Hope this clears your doubt.

Experimental Cook,
to the person who discovered this, that person is the genius, not me, LOL

as said in the recipe, "serves 2"
double it if you want to feed 4 adults


Oh yes, this is 100% healthy, nothing hidden behind to trick,LOL.

Janine March 30, 2012 at 6:09 PM  

i've always had pesto with basil and parmesan only, but now that i see your recipe, i'm thinking, why haven't i thought about using avocado before! sure looks yummy and i can imagine the creaminess would be awesome!

lena March 30, 2012 at 8:01 PM  

a big ' slurrrrppp ' for me, that's a very clever idea of making pesto. you know, i never tried using my mill attachment to blend stuff like that, i thought they wouldnt move!! LOL! when there's no water added, i usually use food processor but sometimes very small amt, also very leceh!

Jes's Deli Corner March 30, 2012 at 9:55 PM  

Wah, yummy...i think best to serve with pine nut. :oP

Alan(travellingfoodies) March 31, 2012 at 1:03 AM  

wah.... creamy textures made super creamy with avocado!!! must try one day!

Jeannie Tay March 31, 2012 at 3:02 PM  

slurp, slurp! can finish that plate easily, I like the color of this pasta:D

hanushi March 31, 2012 at 3:08 PM  

I haven't tried this before. But it sure looks v appetizing! :)

Anonymous,  April 1, 2012 at 6:21 PM  

Oh my gosh! Avocado pasta?! That's so delicious!! My mouth is already watering Wendy!! What a decadent meal!

tania@mykitchenstories April 1, 2012 at 6:29 PM  

Ive never used avocado like this . It looks really nice!

LittleLamb April 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM  

Hi Wendy, just to let you know that I have tried the above recipe and it tasted good (at least for me). I didnt use it for pasta. Instead I use it as a spread over my bread. Will be coming here more often when you have easy-peasy recipes to share. Thanks again and have a good week.

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