Creamy Avocado Pesto
Recipe type: Pasta Dish
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Serves: 4-6
My family likes to add chicken or chicken sausage, and feta crumbles to the creamy avocado pasta. Outside of pasta dishes, the avocado pesto is also like an Italian-style guacamole that is flavorful simply as a dip for breadsticks and veggies.
  • Spaghetti or other noodles
  • Cooked chicken or chicken sausage, optional
  • Feta crumbles, optional
Creamy Avocado Pesto {Courtesy of Julie Andrews at Tastefully Julie}
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 small garlic cloves
  • 1½ ripe avocados, pitted
  • A couple squirts of lemon juice, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil (or 1 tablespoon fresh)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Dash of black pepper
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Parmesan cheese for serving
  1. Cook pasta according to directions on box.
  2. While the pasta cooks, process the garlic and olive oil in a food processor a blender until the garlic is at least coarsely chopped.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients except the milk and process until smooth.
  4. Add the milk and process until incorporated.
  5. Drain the noodles and spoon the sauce mixture into the hot pasta pot. Add the pasta and stir well until fully combined or let each person add sauce to taste to their noodles.
  6. Serve with fresh grated cheese of your choice.
  7. My family likes to add feta crumbles and cooked chicken or chicken sausage chunks to the pasta dish.
  8. Julie's Tip: The avocado mixture should be the consistency of a thick yogurt after processing. It will thin out when combined with the hot pasta.
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