This Spaghetti with Parsley Avocado Pesto is an all-season, healthy, delicious vegetarian family dinner idea. It requires few ingredients and only about 15 minutes of your time.
SPAGHETTI WITH PARSLEY AVOCADO PESTO
The only ingredient in this recipe that requires cooking is the pasta. Which makes it an ideal quick meal for a hot day, such as today (the heat wave has finally arrived!). With this simple vegetarian recipe you can have a healthy, easy meal made from scratch without spending hours in the kitchen!
The pesto is ready in less time that’s needed to cook the pasta (al dente too!). All the ingredients are basically whizzed together to form a semi smooth, rich, fabulously nutritious sauce. And that’s really all there is to it!
Garnish with roasted tomatoes if you like to add colour and sweet/sour notes to this simple dish.
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You can store any leftover sauce in an airtight container the fridge (for a couple of days) and enjoy later as a dip served fresh crusty bread or raw vegetables. You can also drizzle the sauce over pizzas and add to other dishes, especially tomato based, but not exclusively! It goes just as well with roasted chicken or steak. Enjoy!
If you find the idea of parsley pesto appealing you may also like this Zoodle Egg Nests with Parsley Pesto snack recipe.
- Spaghetti cooked al dente in salted water with 1 bay leaf (for 4 people)
- 40 g parsley finely chopped
- 2/3 cup good vegetable oil or mild tasting olive
- 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
- Flesh of 1 and 1/2 avocadoes
- 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese or other hard Italian cheese
- Sea salt and plenty of pepper to taste
- Roasted tomatoes for garnish optional
Combine the oil, garlic and parsley and process in a blender for 2 minutes. Add the cheese and avocado and puree for another minute or so. Season well and spoon a desired amount onto individual portions of the pasta. Garnish with roasted tomatoes if you like.
Store any leftover pesto in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
To save time prepare the pesto while the pasta is cooking.
I am bringing my Spaghetti with Parsley Avocado Pesto to #SaucySaturdays. The hosts are: La Petit Chef, Mid-Life Croissant, Take Two Tapas, and The Flavor Bender. Also sharing with Pasta Please hosted by thinlyspread.co.uk. I’ve also shared it with Meat Free Mondays hosted by tinnedtomatoes.com
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