Avocado Pesto Pasta

12 Aug

That’s right – avocado sauce on spaghetti. Sounds crazy? It is crazy amazing!

My friend Abby sent me this recipe from Oh She Glows a couple of months ago and I kept forgetting to make it – I then saw it on In Good Taste and thought it was time to go for it! Here is my version:

Avocado Pesto Pasta

  • Spaghetti for 2 (6-8oz)
  • 1 medium sized ripe avocado
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • dash kosher salt
  • Parmesan cheese
Boil water and cook spaghetti according to package. Blend olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic in a blender or food processor. Add avocado chunks, washed and trimmed basil leaves, and a dash of kosher salt. Blend until creamy and smooth and toss with spaghetti. Serve immediately with grated Parmesan. The entire prep/cooking process should take 15-20 minutes tops. 


This was seriously good stuff. Kyle loved it, so it will definitely be one of our meatless dinners (trying to do at least one a week). One note – you have to eat all you make (or throw it out, but that would be impossible) because the avocado will turn brown quickly. So make whatever portion suits you!
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3 Responses to “Avocado Pesto Pasta”

  1. Millie August 12, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    It sounds very buttery yummy!

  2. Liz @ It's Great To Be Home August 15, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    Must.Make.Now. That looks amazing, and anything with avocado is fabulous in my book!

  3. Emily S. August 15, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    I agree, Liz–everything avocado is my favorite! I’ve never heard of this, but can’t wait to try it!

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