Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad

Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad


Preparation Time:

20 minutes

Servings:

Ingredients

1ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
1 cup(packed) fresh basil leaves
1/3 cuppine nuts
3 clovesgarlic, chopped
juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oil
water
salt and pepper to taste
cherry tomatoes
penne

Preparation

  1. Boil the pasta according to box instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, combine avocado, basil, pine nuts, and garlic in a food processor or blender. With machine running, slowly stream in the lemon juice, olive oil, and water as needed to achieve a smooth pesto. Puree until completely blended and creamy.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Mix the pasta in with the pesto and serve!

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