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Avocado Pesto Pasta

The ultimate creamy, dreamy pasta dish. This Avocado Pesto Pasta is so flavorful and will be on the table in around 30 minutes. With roasted asparagus, plus some sneaky spinach, this pasta is loaded with green goodness.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: avocado, basil, lemon, Pasta, pesto, spinach
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. pasta
  • 1 medium bunch asparagus
  • oil for roasting
  • salt and pepper for roasting
  • 2 avocados
  • Juice of 1.5 to 2 lemons to taste
  • 3 tbsp packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 large handful baby spinach
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • fresh basil leaves for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente, in salted water. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Remove tough bottom ends from asparagus by breaking them off gently.
  • Cut remaining stalks into thirds or quarters (preference)
  • Place asparagus pieces onto baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, gently toss, and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Roast 12 to 14 minutes until fork tender, then remove promptly from oven.
  • Meanwhile, place remaining ingredients into a food processor. Blend, scraping down sides, until smooth. Add 2 tsp olive oil or water if desired, to thin.
  • Transfer pasta, asparagus, and sauce to a large mixing bowl. Gently mix to incorporate. Serve and top with fresh basil.