Oil-Free Avocado Pesto

Oil-Free Avocado Pesto

Sometimes, if I feel lazy, I eat this simple avocado pesto several times a week.

 

It’s literally only three ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • lemon or lime juice
  • garlic

The other ingredients are optional but highly recommended. For me, Italian herbs are a MUST in every pasta dish.

 

I’m such a herb lover, I usually eat about 1-2 Tbs in one meal.

Sea salt is also optional but recommended. Every now and then I do salt-free meals if I feel a little bloated (reducing salt really helps!) but usually I add salt to regulate my low blood pressure.

 

Okay, and because salt does make every dish so much tastier.

 

Sometimes, if I feel REALLY lazy, I eat my pasta with only mashed avocado and a little sea salt.

 

Avocadoes are magic.

 

And you must be thinking I am crazy about pasta because most of the savoury recipes on my blog are pasta dishes.

 

To be honest, I never realized I loved pasta so much until I started this blog.

 

Whatever.

 

Pasta is life.

 

Let’s get to the recipe.

Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
1 avocado
1 garlic clove(s)
1.5 Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs Italian herbs
a litte sea salt
To serve
200g pasta
100g rocket
cherry tomatoes
  • 10 min
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Steps

1
Done

Add all ingredients to a food processor and process them into a smooth avocado cream. Optionally, you can mash the avocado with a fork and use 1 tsp garlic powder (that's the lazy option).

2
Done

Cook pasta according to package instructions.

3
Done

Drain the pasta, throw it back into the pot and combine with avocado pesto.

4
Done

Serve in a bowl together with rocket salad, fresh tomatoes and basil. Steamed peas and dried tomatoes also go very well with this dish. Make sure to try this combo!

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