Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Avocado Pesto Pasta

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.

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  1. I found you from the foodie blog roll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this avocado widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about avocado recipe,Thanks!

  2. Made it tonight.. delicious!!!!

  3. Gauri Radha गौरी राधाJune 29, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    This looks spectacular!!!
    I love avocado and I love pesto pasta dishes, so this sounds absolutely marvelous.

  4. Looks good, I am going to try it but will sub silken tofu for the 1/2 cup olive oil.

    1. Ooooh, please let me know how it turns out!