Like most of us I get tons and tons of email. Much of it is spam, or unwanted emails from companies I have bought from in the past. I also get lots of email with a vegan theme. Sometimes I wonder where all these companies get my email address. Much of what I get I just skim through and delete but every once in a while some ting catches my eye.
The email I got in May from the VegNews Rrecipe Club titled Vegan Avocado Pesto was one of those that caught my eye. How could it not? Such a beautiful photo of a simple, green rich looking dish. It looked delicious!
I have made this a couple of times and it is has been a winner with the omnivores I have served it to, including Mr. Meat and Potatoes. It is a great meal to throw together after a busy day at work (like I did tonight) or to impress your guests at a dinner party.
If you don't have avocados in the house RUN to the store now! This is a must make!
Avocado Pesto Pasta
2 ripe avocados, seeded and flesh removed
1 lb. of your favorite pasta cooked according to package directions
3 cloves garlic
Fresh basil leaves, about 2 1/2 ounces
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup good extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor combine all ingredients except the pasta. Blend until smooth. Pour over warm pasta, toss and serve.