Avocado Pesto Pasta
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Serves: 4
  • 8 oz. spaghetti or pasta of choice
  • Salt for the pasta water
  • 1 cup pasta water (reserved before draining pasta)
  • 1 avocado, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water generously (optional, but recommended). Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water for the sauce.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, prepare the avocado pesto sauce. In a food processor, add the avocado, basil, walnuts, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides if necessary to incorporate everything. Add the pasta water ¼ cup at a time until the sauce reaches your desired consistency (we typically add ½ - ¾ cup).
  3. Toss the avocado pesto sauce with the drained pasta and serve.
Recipe by Another Root at http://www.anotherroot.com/avocado-pesto-pasta/