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Creamy Avocado Spinach Pesto

Creamy Avocado Spinach Pesto

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5 from 19 reviews

A delicious 30-minute pasta dish that’s filled with a wonderful mix of flavours. Packed full of avocados, spinach, basil, garlic, lemon, cottage cheese and almonds, this mouth-watering sauce is as healthy as it is tasty. Everyone will enjoy this crowd-pleasing pasta dish with a truly nutty bite.

  • Author: Jessica
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 5 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 (12 ounce) package pasta
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds, sliced
  • 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, fresh
  • 1 clove garlic, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
  2. Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper. Evenly spread out almond slices. Bake for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip almond slices. Bake for 2 more minutes, or until desired colour.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  4. In a food processor, combine avocados, spinach, almonds, cottage cheese, basil, garlic and lemon juice. Process until well combined.
  5. In a medium saucepan, saute mushrooms for 3 to 5 minutes, or until they release their water.
  6. Transfer cooked pasta to serving bowl. Toss with sauce. Top with tomatoes and mushrooms.
  7. Plate and enjoy!

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