Pasta with Avocado Pesto Recipe

Apr 2, 2020 | Nutrition

Keen to try pasta with avocado pesto? You’re in the right place!

This vegan and oil-free avocado pesto pasta has become a staple in my diet. This version is as good as the traditional one and full of good fats that your hormones will benefit from!

On top of that, it only takes 5 minutes to make.

Pesto pasta has always been one of my very favorite dishes but when I realized how much oil was in there, I had to find a more nutrient version.

After trying several things, mixing up different ingredients, I came up with this this recipe and I am now obsessed!

I hope you’ll love this pasta with avocado pesto recipe as much as I do!

Health benefits

🌱  Rich in omega 3s

🌱  Source of fiber

🌱  Anti-inflammatory properties

Ingredients

For 2 servings

  •  20g fresh basil leaves
  • ½ avocado (or 1 small)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 25g walnuts
  • 25g cashews
  • 40g unsweetened soy or coconut yogurt
  • 50ml water
  • Nutritional yeast to taste (optional)

 

Instructions

Step 1

Put all ingredients (except water) into mixer or blender.

Step 2

Mix everything together and start pouring the water into the mixture until reaching the desired consistency. You don’t have to include the amount recommended and can obviously add more if you want a more fluid result.

Step 3

And the pesto is ready – yes, it is THAT simple! Prepare your favorite pasta and serve it with the pesto you just made (use whole wheat for a healthier option).

Notes and variations

  • The choice of nuts for the recipe will depend on your personal taste. The traditional pesto recipe is made with pine nuts, but it can get expensive if you make pesto on a regular basis like me!
  • As for the nuts, you can replace basil with spinach, rocket or any other greens you fancy
  • If you don’t mind using oil, don’t hesitate to add olive oil to the mixture to bring a Mediterranean touch to it
  • You can keep your avocado pesto in the fridge for about 3 days. It will probably go darker because of the avocado but will still taste fine. Otherwise, it also freezes very well!
pasta pesto avocado

If you make this pasta with avocado pesto, tag me on Instagram @vlourish so I can see your recreations!

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