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Vegan Avocado Pesto Recipe

Deliciously creamy Vegan Avocado Pesto Recipe – simple, vegan and moreish! Easy recipe with gluten free & low carb options.

Vegan avocado pasta

Buenos dias, everyone! Today I’m sharing my Vegan Avocado Pesto Recipe, which is one of my favourites!

Believe it or not, avocado can is an amazing ingredient – and not just on bread! Though I absolutely love it on bread, if I had to choose my last meal ever, avocado toast would be high on the list, alongside grilled avocado cheese toast (ooh it’s heavenly!) but let’s leave that recipe for another time…

Today I’m bringing you this super creamy, tasty and quick avocado pesto sauce recipe!

I have to admit, this was the first-ever time that I tried out making a pasta sauce with avocados, but I can’t wait for the next time! It’s soooo deliciously creamy and if you love avocado, you’ll almost certianly get addicted to this recipe as well.

This recipe was originally part of a collaboration with the team at Co-op that I did a while back, but I have slightly tweaked the original as it contained chilli sauce (and I am allergic to chilli 🙃), but I can imagine it would taste great with a good drizzle of sweet chilli. So if you’re not allergic or intolerant, help yourself to a good drizzle to finish off the recipe 😉

Shelled pasta worked perfectly with the avocado pesto sauce, I simply love how it catches a little extra load of the sauce – but feel free to replace it with your favourite pasta or simply what you have in your cupboard.  I can imagine that it would go just as well with Penne or Fusilli.

And if you’re brave enough to replace the pasta with spaghetti, please let me know how that goes!

Make it Keto:

The Vegan Avocado Pesto Recipe along with a pine nut topping is a great vegan keto recipe! Simply replace the wheat pasta with a low carb option, zero pasta or zoodles!

What you’ll need to make this Vegan Avocado Pesto Recipe

Ingredients

  • Pasta shells
  • Ripe avocados
  • Extra virgin olive oil (I use Mr Organic’s)
  • Lemon juice
  • Baby spinach
  • Toasted pine nuts

How to make this Vegan Avocado Pesto Recipe

To start with, cook your pasta according to the instruction on the packet. 

While the pasta is cooking, cut your avocados in half, remove the stone, scoop out the flesh and mash it with a fork. When your avo is appropriately smashed, stir through the olive oil and lemon juice. 

Next, put your washed spinach in a colander before straining your pasta through it to cook the spinach, without overcooking it – trust me, this works a treat 😉

Pro Tip: Set aside 2-3 tablespoons of pasta water before straining it. This is a great way to make the perfect sauce. 

Now put your pasta, spinach, pasta water and avocado pesto in a pan and give everything a good stir into the pasta is coated.  Serve with a sprinkle of toasted pine nuts and season with salt and pepper. Now your avocado pesto pasta is ready to be served, and believe me when I say it’ll be delicious – enjoy! 

Pro Tip: Avocado can go dark when left out, so I recommend serving this recipe instantly. Due to the nature of the dish, it isn’t the most suitable for lunchboxes I’m afraid. But maybe you can precook the pasta and mix the sauce ingredients together during your lunch break. 

This recipe is:

  • 100% vegan
  • egg free
  • dairy free
  • easy to make gluten free – just swap the pasta for rice pasta
  • high in healthy fats
  • refined Sugar Free
  • filling
  • deliciously creamy
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Easy Avocado Pasta Recipe (Vegan)

Vegan Avocado Pesto Recipe

  • Author: romylondonuk
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: British
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Deliciously creamy Vegan Avocado Pesto Recipe – simple, vegan and moreish! Easy recipe with gluten free & low carb options.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 250g pasta shells
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (I use Mr Organic’s)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions.
  2. Remove the stones from the avocados, scoop out the flesh and mash well. Stir through the olive oil and lemon juice.
  3. Put the washed spinach into a colander. Set 2-3 tablespoons of the pasta water aside and strain the cooked pasta through the colander. This will automatically cook the spinach without overcooking it.
  4. Stir the pasta, spinach, reserved pasta water and avocado pasta sauce together in a pan, until the pasta is well coated.
  5. Serve sprinkled with the toasted pine nuts and season with salt & pepper to your liking and your pasta with deliciously creamy vegan avocado pasta sauce is ready!

Notes

As you may know avocado goes dark when left in the open, so I recommend serving this recipe instantly. Due to the nature of the dish, it is not suitable for lunchboxes I’m afraid. But you can always precook the pasta and mix the sauce ingredients together during lunch – if you have the option on the go or at work.

Keywords: avocado, avocado pasta, pasta dish

 

Looking for more delicious vegan dinners? Check out some of my other recipes below: 

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