Linguine with Avocado Pesto

Yields: 6 Servings

Linguine with Avocado Pesto

  • 2 ts Crushed garlic
  • 2 tb olive oil
  • 1 c Chicken stock or water
  • 2 ts Lemon juice
  • 1 c Chopped fresh basil packed
  • 1/4 c Chopped fresh parsley packed
  • 2 tb Toasted pine nuts
  • 1 lb Linguine
  • 1 Ripe avocado,peeled chopped
  • 1/4 c Parmensan cheese
  1. Cook pasta in boling water according to package instruction or until firm to bite.
  2. Drain and place in serving bowl.
  3. In food processor puree basil, parsley, garlic, avocado, oil, 2 tbsp of the Parmensan cheese, stock and lemon juice until smooth.
  4. Pour over pasta.
  5. Sprinkle with pine nuts and remaining Parmensan cheese.
  6. Toss.
  7. tips: Even with lemon juice the pesto may discolour, if this happens, skim off the darkened surface and discard.
  8. Toast pine nuts in a skillet on stove top for 2 to 3 minutes until brown.
  9. This is like a guacamole dressing with much less fat due to the basil and parsley.
  10. For a stronger flavor use all basil and no parsley.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 287
  • Fat: 7.03514916667 grams
  • Carbs: 44.753837778 grams
  • Protein: 11.1502102778 grams