Thursday, December 27, 2012

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Gluten Free Avocado Pesto Pasta

Avocado Pesto Pasta PCC posted this recipe on Facebook and when I saw it, I just had to try it. I eat a lot of avocados and I'm always interested in finding new ways to use them and I'd never heard of using it in pasta before. The original recipe can be found here on Oh She Glows blog.  I'm not sure if I used less pasta or maybe I used more basil but I noticed my pasta turned out a lot more green than hers did.  I really liked how it came out, very creamy. I had a lot of sauce leftover and I know leftover avocado doesn't do so well so I put the left over pesto in the freezer and hope that it will still be good when I thaw it out.

Recipe: Gluten Free Avocado Pesto

Yield: 2 servings
Total time: 15 minutes

6 ounces gluten free pasta
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt
1/4-1/2 cup fresh basil
1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and roughly chopped
ground black pepper to taste
lemon zest to garnish
small basil leaves to garnish

1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
2. While pasta is cooking, place lemon juice, garlic and olive oil in food processor and process until smooth.
3. Add salt, basil and avocado to food process and process until smooth and creamy.
4. When pasta is done, drain and put in a large bowl, toss with the pesto and serve garnished with lemon zest and basil leaves.

Author: Paula Thomas

1 comment :

  1. Looks tasty! I'll be making that very soon.

    Would love to know how you made this shot too. :-)