Avocado pesto pasta

Put a healthful twist on a traditional pesto pasta recipe! This creamy avocado pesto is indulgent without being overly rich, thanks to heart-healthy avocado and a touch of olive oil.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Avocado pesto pasta
  • 375 gram spaghetti
  • 1 cup firmly packed basil leaves, plus extra, to serve
  • 1 avocado, seeded, peeled, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 tablespoon slivered almonds, toasted, plus extra to serve
  • 1/2 juiced lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped


Avocado pesto pasta
  • 1
    Cook spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling salted water following packet instructions, until al dente. Drain well. Return to pan.
  • 2
    Combine all remaining ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Season to taste.
  • 3
    Toss avocado pesto through hot pasta. Serve topped with extra almonds and basil leaves.


If liked, add some shredded cooked chicken or semi sun-dried tomatoes.

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