Avocado Pesto Recipe: This Healthy Avocado Spaghetti Recipe Is on the Table in 15 Minutes by Donna John

Vegan Pasta Dinner
2 years ago

Avocado Pesto Recipe: This Healthy Avocado Spaghetti Recipe Is on the Table in 15 Minutes

Meat-eaters and vegans both cleaned their plates when this easy spaghetti with avocado basil pesto recipe was served for dinner. If would be the world's easiest meal if noodles learned how to cook themselves. (One day?) Serve as a main course with a salad or as a side dish. Add a few shakes of red pepper flakes if you like things a little spicy.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 package (12 ounces) spaghetti noodles, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, packed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic
  • juice of 1 lemon

Here's how to make it:

Put the avocado, basil leaves, olive oil, walnuts, garlic and lemon juice into a blender. Pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the avocado mixture to the hot noodles and mix well. If it's too thick, add a little of the pasta cooking water. Taste and reseason with salt and pepper, if necessary. Serve. 

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Alice V
that looks like it came out great! Going to put this recipe aside for a "cheat day." lol
Donna John
What kind of diet are you on? I don't really consider this a "cheat day" meal. Pretty healthy.
Alice V
I'm on a ketogenic diet so I don't eat pastas, rice, or any breads made with traditional flours.
Nicole DeAvilla
This sounds delicious! Raquel Whiting - we should try this!
Elisa Schmitz
This sounds SO good. Since we're not eating meat on Fridays, I just may make it tonight. Thanks, Donna John ! Dieter Schmitz
Donna John
The first time I had avocado pesto pasta was in Napa. Fell in love with it. So easy and healthy. Did I tell you that Katie is moving less than an hour from Napa in April?? I see a "meet me in Napa" trip in the future for us. :-) Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds

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