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Easy 10 Minute Penne pasta with Avocado Pesto

penne pasta with avocado pesto recipe

This must be one of the best pasta recipes I have ever tried. Penne pasta with avocado pesto! Avocadooooeeeessss…Are you kidding me? I can’t emphasize more how much I love avocado, both as a fruit and as an accompaniment to my meals.

Full of healthy fats, good especially if you are on a Keto diet,  paired with lemon juice and zest plus fresh herbs and nutritional yeast (noochilicious) which acts as a great substitute for parmesan cheese or pecorino on your non-vegan recipes.

Yes, this penne pasta with avocado pesto recipe is completely vegan, with no animal products apart from of course the manure used by farmers as fertilizer hehe…

Nutritional Yeast – Sometimes known as “nooch” or “noochilicious“, Nutritional yeast is a well-known food ingredient that is frequently used in vegan recipes. Its name is derived from the protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that it contains. Nutritional yeast has a distinct savory flavor that is similar to cheese, making it an excellent choice for flavoring without adding salt, sugar, or fat. Some claim it imparts a nutty flavor to foods. It can add texture to cold dishes like salads while also becoming creamier when added to hot dishes.

You can learn more about how to use nutritional yeast in recipes, and its benefits you can read this Nutritional yeast cookbook.

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Directions to create the perfect penne pasta with avocado pesto

  1. In a blender add the 2 halved avocados, 3 garlic cloves, 1/3 cup Noochy Licious, ¼ cup dill, ½ cup basil, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons lemon zest, 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon salt
  2. Blend together until smooth
  3. Boil the pasta and add the avocado sauce
  4. Mix together and top the pasta with fresh basil and dill
  5. Serve and Enjoy!
penne pasta with avocado pesto recipe
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Easy 10 Minute Penne pasta with Avocado Pesto

This must be one of the best pasta recipes I have ever tried. Penne pasta with avocado pesto!
Full of healthy fats,  paired with lemon juice and zest plus fresh herbs and nutritional yeast (noochilicious) which acts as a great substitute for parmesan cheese or pecorino on your non-vegan recipes. Yes, this penne pasta with avocado pesto recipe is completely vegan. Try it!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado pesto pasta, penne pasta with avocado pesto
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 16 Oz Penne pasta
  • 2 pcs Avocadoes halved
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup Nutritional Yeast Noochy Licious
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Dill Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Lemon Zest Grated
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • In a blender add the 2 halved avocados, 3 garlic cloves, 1/3 cup Noochy Licious, ¼ cup dill, ½ cup basil, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons lemon zest, 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon salt
  • Blend together until smooth
  • Boil the pasta and then add the blended avocado sauce
  • Mix together and top the pasta with fresh basil and dill

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