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Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  •   juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  •   water
  •   salt and pepper to taste
  •   cherry tomatoes
  •   penne

Preparation

  1. Boil the pasta according to box instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, combine avocado, basil, pine nuts, and garlic in a food processor or blender. With machine running, slowly stream in the lemon juice, olive oil, and water as needed to achieve a smooth pesto. Puree until completely blended and creamy.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Mix the pasta in with the pesto and serve!

Avocados

Cherry tomatoes

Ground pepper

Salt

Extra virgin olive oil

Lemons

Garlic

Pine nuts

Basil

Penne

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