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Guacamole Pesto Pasta

The easiest, creamiest avocado pasta! All that is takes is a few fresh, simple ingredients given a whirl in a food processor: ripe avocado, basil leaves, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil.  Toss it with your favorite noodles- spaghetti, rotini, macaroni- and some fresh veggies (I chose Gemelli and sweet cherry tomatoes). 


  • 12 ounces pasta
  • 2 ripe avocados (halved, seeded and peeled)
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves
  • 1-2 cloves garlic (I am a garlic freak so I put to plump cloves, if you aren't a super fan I suggest just 1)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and  pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup good olive oil
  • 1 cup or two of your favorite veggies!


  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  2. To make the avocado sauce, combine avocados, basil, garlic and lemon juice in a food processor; season with salt and pepper, to taste. While still on, add olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, avocado sauce, and veggies.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!!

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