Monday, March 28, 2011

Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta


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Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta

You guys know me. I don’t really measure, but I tried to keep track while cooking!

Inspired once again by Oh She Glows!

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 3 huge handfuls of spinach
  • as much fresh basil as you can handle (about 1/2 cup) + extra for garnish!
  • 3 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup soaked cashews (I might try walnuts or almonds next time)
  • garlic powder (or fresh garlic) to taste
  • 1 TBSP (or more) tahini
  • 3 TBSP nutritional yeast 
  • 1/2 cup chopped marinated artichoke
  • salt and pepper to taste (lots of pepper yum)
  • Pasta of choice (I used 3 handfuls for 3 smallish servings)

Blend first 8 ingredients in a food processor until almost smooth – you may need to add a bit of water, I added a little less than 1/4 cup.

Rinse artichokes and chop to desired chunky-ness!

Mix pasta, sauce and artichokes together.



Mmmmm… so tasty!!  Next time I will be adding some extra sautéed veggies, it was missing some extra texture!


I am LOVING the natural sunlight right now!! I’ve been taking pictures like crazy!!  Here is a photo of the flowers my friends gave me for my birthday!!



Pretty hey?  I love flowers and I LOVE pink!!


What do you think?  Would you give this recipe a try?

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  1. Hi! I found your blog on Katie's blogroll. So glad I dropped by - love finding great new blogs to read! That pasta dish looks wonderful....and your flowers look great. The pink really pops!

  2. yum! looks so great i HAVE to try this asap!

  3. Yum, that looks like an amazing combination!! :)

  4. That looks so good.... and your pictures are gorgeous!

  5. That looks amazing!! Of coarse I would give it a try!!!! MMMM Pesto!!

  6. This looks amazing! I love to use avocado in sauces (and soups) because it's so smooth and thick! I would definitely try this...

  7. Gorgeous shots girl!!

    That past sounds refreshing and healthy, yet still indulgent and awesome!


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