Amazingly Simple Avocado Pesto

So this recipe has been a long time in the making. I’ve been desperate to perfect it and I think I’ve just about nailed it!

A slightly different twist on a classic recipe… I like mine mixed into wholemeal pasta with chicken, cherry toms, spinach and mushrooms… with a snowstorm of extra parmesan on top (ohhhh yeaaaaah).

If you want to mix it in to additional ingredients, mix it in cold after you’ve cooked everything through and turned the heat off just before serving. Deeeelish!

It should also keep in the fridge for 2-3 days, so I always make extra for lunch another day #adulting. 

Amazingly Simple Avocado Pesto

A novel take on an old classic
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of basil approx 30g including stalks
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 30 g pine nuts
  • 20 g parmesan add more if you like it cheesy
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 medium avocado
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Toast your pine nuts in a dry pan until golden brown
  • Add everything except the avocado into a food processor and whiz until smooth
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Add in the avocado and blitz until smooth - depending on how big your avo is, you may need to add slightly more parmesan, lemon and garlic - but these quantities feel just about right to me!
  • Dollop onto some steaming pasta, sprinkle on extra parmesan and enjoy!
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