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Avocado Pesto Penne

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2 Avocados, halved

1 cup basil leaves

⅓ cup pine nuts, toasted and cooled

½ cup grated parmesan

¼ cup olive oil

1 garlic clove, crushed

4 cups uncooked penne pasta


  1. Following packaging directions, cook penne in a large saucepan of boiling water. Drain and set aside to let cool.
  2. Place avocados, pine nuts, basil, garlic and olive oil into a food processor and blend until smooth. Remove from processor into a bowl.
  3. Stir through half the parmesan, then add the penne.
  4. Gently toss to distribute pesto.
  5. Sprinkle remaining parmesan and add salt and pepper to serve

  • Serves 4
  • Cooking Time 15
  • Preparation Time 20

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