A few weeks ago I showed you a delicious pasta with vegetarian mushroom bolognese sauce, today there is another vegetarian recipe – we’re cooking tagliatelle with a creamy avocado pesto.
The pesto sauce consists mainly of avocado, basil, parmesan & roasted pine nuts, plus a good dash of olive oil. Have fun cooking!
Cooked/Baked today: Pasta with Avocado Pesto & Cherry Tomatoes
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Recipes without Meat, Pasta & Noodle Recipes, Fast Food, Veggie Recipes, Recipes with Avocado
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Ingredients for 2 servings:
- 250 grams pasta (for example tagliatelle oder spaghetti)
- 200 grams cherry tomatoes
- 2 – 3 spring onions
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 lareg hand full basil leaves
- 50 grams garted Parmesan cheese
- 50 grams pine nuts
- 1 clove of garlic
- A dash lemon juice
- Olive oil for pesto
- Salt & pepper
- Basilfor garnish
Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:
- Tall container for pesto sauce
- Immersion blender
- Large pot for pasta
- Pasta strainer
- Cup + ladle to skim off pasta water
…for pasta with avocado pesto:
Halve the cherry tomatoes. Clean the spring onions & cut into fine rolls. Roast the pine nuts in a pan without adding oil or fat for 1 – 2 minutes over a medium heat until golden brown, turning occasionally.
For the pesto sauce, put two thirds of the roasted pine nuts in a tall container. In addition, add a handful of basil leaves, 50 grams of grated Parmesan, 1 clove of garlic (roughly chopped), the pulp of an avocado, a splash of lemon juice, a good dash of olive oil and a good pinch of salt & pepper. Then use a hand blender to make a creamy pesto sauce.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil & cook the pasta in it for 7 – 8 minutes or according to the instructions on the package, then pour it over a pasta sieve, collecting around 100 milliliters or a small cup of pasta water.
Put the tagliatelle back into the pot, also add the cherry tomatoes and spring onions & the avocado pesto & then gradually add the pasta water & stir everything together until all the ingredients are evenly distributed & you got a creamy avocado pasta.
Then dish up the tagliatelle with avocado pesto & cherry tomatoes on deep plates, garnish with the remaining pine nuts & some extra basil. Have fun cooking!
Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):