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Creamy Avocado Pesto Recipe

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Looking for a non-traditional pasta dish, try this avocado-based pesto sauce with garlic, lime, pine nuts and cilantro. It's super tasty and super healthy!
Ingredients
  Cherry tomato 12 Small
  Avocado 2 , peeled and pitted (ripe)
  Lime 1⁄2 , juiced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Rigatoni 2 Cup (32 tbs) (sphagetti)
  Olive oil 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Pine nut 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Cilantro 2 Tablespoon, chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Pre cook pasta according to package directions.

MAKING
2. In a food processor, mince garlic.
3. Add lime juice and avocado slices. Pulse to a consistency of your choice.
4. In a pan, heat olive oil and sear the cherry tomatoes.
5. In a bowl, add the spaghetti and avocado pesto.
6. Throw in the seared tomatoes in it.
7. Toss everything together.

SERVING
8. Garnish with chopped peanuts and cilantro and serve.

Recipe Courtesy of: cookingstoned.tv

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Creamy
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Avocado
Interest: 
Easy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1024 Calories from Fat 497

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 58 g89.6%

Saturated Fat 7.2 g36%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 71.3 mg3%

Total Carbohydrates 109 g36.3%

Dietary Fiber 20.3 g81.2%

Sugars 9.5 g

Protein 22 g43.7%

Vitamin A 38.6% Vitamin C 76.3%

Calcium 6.6% Iron 25.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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