Creamy Avocado Pesto Recipe

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Sep. 13, 2012

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
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1024Calories from Fat 497

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 58 g89.2%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 71 mg2.96%

Total Carbohydrates 109 g36.3%

Dietary Fiber 20 g80%

Sugars 9 g

Protein 22 g44%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet