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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!