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Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Avocado Pesto

Creamy Tomato and Avocado Pesto is a perfect quick and easy meal. With only five ingredients, this sauce is a wonderfully, simple dinner.

  • Author: Jessica
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 5 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 package pasta
  • 2 avocados, pitted
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 3/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, jar with oil
  • 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, over medium heat sauté garlic for 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  3. Stir in basil, cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat. Carefully add to food processor.
  5. Add sun dried tomatoes, avocados, cottage cheese, and lemon juice to food processor. Puree until sauce is smooth. If needed, add reserved pasta water, one tablespoon at a time to thin sauce.
  6. Add pasta to sauce. Plate and enjoy!

Notes

You can easily adjust the sun dried tomato flavour of this sauce. If you want more of a tomato flavour, add one avocado. If you prefer a creamier sauce, add two avocados.