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Avocado Pesto Sauce

Updated: Oct 7, 2021

This can be made with little cooking equipment and is a great way of getting your kids to try all the creamy goodness of avocado.

Makes approximately 4 servings

Preparation time is approximately 10 minutes

Cooking time is approximately 10 minutes


4 portions of pasta, try wholemeal varieties for healthier option (gluten free if required)

2 handfuls of frozen peas

2 ripe avocados

Handful of chopped basil, finely chopped

Handful of pine nuts (optional)

Juice of 1 lemon

Salt & pepper

How to make your Avocado pesto sauce

  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, add in peas in the last 3 mins cooking time.

  2. Meanwhile scoop the avocado flesh out of the skins into a bowl. Mash with a fork until a smooth paste forms. Add the lemon juice, basil, salt and pepper. Mix well. 

  3. Drain the pasta and peas. Add the avocado pesto and mix well. Add the pine nuts if using. Serve with a crisp salad.



You could have the avocado pesto on wholemeal toast or even a rice cracker if you want a lighter snack?

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