Avocado Pesto Pasta Recipe

Avocado Pesto Pasta is a healthy and filling dish packed with robust flavours like basil, garlic and walnuts. The avocado adds a surprise, healthy twist to the regular pesto. Enjoy its simple, wholesome flavours for a quick weekday lunch or dinner.

Cooking time
10 min
Preparation time
10 min
Serves
2
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48

Fit Foodie Recipe Score

32

Regular Recipe Score

Fit Foodie Meter was developed in consultation with the Indian Dietetic Association

This recipe scores more than regular recipe because the amount of cheese has been reduced, and the pesto is loaded with fibre with the addition of avocado and oats.

Ingredients

  • Whole Wheat Paste – 2 cups 
  • Avocado – 1 
  • Fresh Basil – 1 cup    
  • Walnuts – ¼ cup 
  • Garlic – 5-6 cloves    
  • Saffola Aura Extra Virgin Olive and Flaxseed Oil – 2 tbsp 
  • Parmesan Cheese – 2 tbsp 
  • Salt to taste    
  • Freshly Cracked Black pepper – ½ tsp    
  • Cherry Tomato – 10-12
  • Asparagus – 5-6 stalks 

 

How to make Avocado Pesto Pasta

  • Start cooking the pasta as per manufacturer’s instruction.
  • Apart from the cherry tomatoes and asparagus, add all the remaining ingredients in a blender. Blend to make a smooth pesto.
  • Once the pasta is boiled, drain it and mix with the avocado pesto.
  • Mix cherry tomatoes and asparagus.
  • Garnish with some parmesan cheese.
  • Serve hot.

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