Avocado Pesto Pasta
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Serves 6

Ingredients

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Main ingredients

  • 1 box (454 g) pasta, of your choice
  • 1 cup (250 ml) sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cups (500 ml) bocconcini
  • 1 ripe avocado from Mexico, medium-sized
  • ½ lemon, squeezed
  • ½ cup (125 ml) olive oil
  • ½ cup (125 ml) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 handfuls of fresh basil
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) pine nuts
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) toasted pine nuts
  • Fresh basil, to taste
  • ½ cup (125 ml) grated Parmesan cheese
  • Black pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package instructions. Reserve ½ cup of pasta cooking water and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients for the pesto and pulse for 30 to 45 seconds until a smooth texture is achieved. Taste and season as needed.
  3. Add the pine nuts to a small skillet. Heat over medium heat and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until they become fragrant and well-toasted.
  4. In the same large pot, add the pesto and heat for 5 to 6 minutes. Add the cooked pasta and reserved cooking water as needed. Grate Parmesan cheese and add sun-dried tomatoes.
  5. Transfer the pesto-coated pasta to a large bowl and toss with bocconcini. Garnish with toasted pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, black pepper, and basil.