What could be a superb and healthier thing than eating Avocado Pesto Pasta with your family?
I would say this creamy, cozy, and cheesy vegan recipe is one of the best options to enjoy your weekend nights with loads of fun.
It is packed with herbs and spicy ingredients as well. And the best thing is you can make it in very lesser time with light ingredients.
So, make Avocado Pesto Pasta and make yourself stress-free and feel better and lighter.
How Do You Make Vegan Avocado Pesto Pasta?
Actually, making Avocado Pesto Pasta is as easy as pie. All you need to do is, cook the pasta, and meanwhile take a blender and put all the ingredients into that except the parsley leaves.
Blend them until you get a smooth, spreadable consistency. Then just mix the pesto with cooked hot pasta and garnish it with finely chopped parsley leaves and pepper powder.
Finished! So simple! Right?
You will not even feel that you spent time in your kitchen because you will finish preparing it quickly. It is that much easier.
Ok, we just get into the steps to prepare this wonderful super easy recipe.
Are Avocados Packed With Nutrients?
No doubt about that, because Avocados are incredibly nutritious. It contains lots and lots of nourishing elements that your body needs.
It has Vitamin C, E, K, B5, and B6, good fats, potassium (more than bananas), fiber, and so on.
So, if you are including Avocado in your diet, then it will do its best to boost up your energy level.
But don’t overeat, because too much of anything is good for nothing.
Any Secret In This Vegan Pesto?
Making avocado pesto is actually like the regular pesto we make. To make the regular pesto, we will be adding pine nuts, basil leaves, and cheese.
But the beauty of the Avocado pesto is, we will not be using those ingredients, except basil leaves.
You know, we are using some secret ingredients, here, to make it splendid and extremely healthier. They are Spinach, Olive Oil, Avocado, and Cashews.
The secret ingredients not only make this dish more delicious and increase the nutritional value of it but also make this recipe purely a vegan one.
You can store this recipe in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. And the pesto alone can be stored for one month in the freezer.
Vegetarian Pasta Dishes With Protein
We all pretty well know that regular pasta doesn’t contain very much popular proteins or vitamins in it.
But we can make it very healthier and rich in protein by filling it with loads of vegetables.
Apart from vegetables, there are tons of other nourishing ingredients like nuts, cereals, grains, and more you can add up to enhance the taste and nutritional level of pasta dishes.
And, of course, you can come up with new recipes, too.
Some easy to make, delicious and rich protein recipes of pasta you must know are, Pea Pesto Pasta With Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Arugula, Spicy Red Pasta With Lentils, Lemon Broccoli Pasta Skillet, and Chickpea Pasta with smoked Mozzarella.
Other Recipes You Can Try With This Pesto Pasta
The great thing about making this pesto pasta is, you can create many tasty recipes using this one. That means you can prepare so many dishes with this one recipe.
One of the easy recipes is “Avocado pesto pasta salad.” You can prepare it by just adding roasted vegetables to this (your pesto pasta), and that is actually a breeze.
Or you can enjoy the pesto alone with toasts, crackers, or any other food items that you would love to mix it with.
So, even if you have leftover pesto or pesto pasta, you can greatly repurpose them according to your creative mood.
Ingredients You Can Include
Including more ingredients in this recipe will never disappoint you. You can add things depending on your wishes.
But you have to be picky while doing so, and should not use non-related things, just to save your tongue.
Therefore, to increase the flavor and taste of the recipe and make it more nourishing, you can add some sautéed peas, corn, cashews, broccoli, and carrot with the pasta and enjoy a lot. It will be really excellent.
These are all my suggestions. If you want some other ingredients, you can include that, but before you mix them, make sure that they will taste good.
Note: Add these ingredients while mixing pesto with pasta, so that they can combine perfectly and absorb the flavor well.
Vegan Avocado Pesto Pasta
- 1 cup Dry Pasta
- 1 Large Avocado (Flesh Part)
- 1 cup Fresh Basil
- 5 Garlic Cloves
- 5 Cashew
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1/4 tbsp Lemon Zest
- 1/4 tbsp Red Chilli Flakes
- 1/4 cup Vegetable Broth
- 1 cup Spinach (Fresh)
- 1/4 tbsp Pepper Powder
- Salt (As you wish)
- 1 to 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup Parsley
- First of all, cook the pasta, following the instructions given on the pack.
- While it is cooking make the Pesto by blending Avocado, basil, spinach, cashews, vegetable broth, garlic cloves, red chili flakes, lemon juice and zest, olive oil, pepper and salt in a food processor or a blender.
- Make sure that you get a smooth texture (easy enough to be coated with pasta).
- Once the pasta is cooked, drain the water, and gently mix the pasta and the pesto together. You can better toss that.
- And the final touch is, sprinkle some chopped parsley leaves and pepper powder over that.
- That’s it. You can enjoy or serve the warm and delicious dish you have just made.
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