Avocado Pesto Pasta

Fresh is best. I am so looking forward to spring and the chance to grow a few herbs out on the patio. I usually kill any form of plant life, but I still try every year! I have been trying to eat greens as much as possible. This pesto has cilantro in it (good health benefits from what I read). I also added the traditional basil to the pesto. And drizzled a little olive oil over the whole bowl right before serving.

Pesto Prep

Avocado Pesto Pasta

Ingredients
16 oz shell pasta
3 avocados, diced
2 c fresh cilantro
1 c fresh basil
1/4 c lemon juice or 1 lemon
1/2 c whole raw almonds
1 T garlic, minced
1/3 c Parmesan cheese
1 T olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

How To:
Cook pasta according to directions on box.
While the pasta cooks, in a food processor or blender add all the ingredients, process or blend until wellincorporate.
After the pasta is done, mix in the pesto. Drizzle the olive oil over the pasta. Serve.

Avocado Pesto Pasta

Adapted from basicndelicious.com

 

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