Avocado Pesto Cream Pasta

Hey loves! It’s Catherine, today I am back to Guest blog and share another delicious and easy recipe perfect for summertime. I just recently moved to Raleigh, NC so I know first hand cooking in the heat is dreadful and turning on the oven is a huge no. This recipe is light, dairy free and can be modified with all different types of pasta and ingredients. 1Photo Cred: OhSheGlows

 Avocado Pesto Cream Sauce over Pasta
(Adapted from OhSheGlows)

  • 2 servings of pasta (could be regular, whole wheat, spelt, brown rice, quinoa)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 or 2 garlic cloves
  • Basil leaves (fresh about 5-6)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil with salt, so the pasta doesn’t stick, cook your pasta according to the directions on the package.
  • While your pasta is cooking, get out your food processor or blender/ Vitamix
  1. Add the basil and garlic to the food processor and pulse
  2. Cut your ripe avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop out both sides into the food processor along with your lemon, olive oil, salt, and pepper
  3. Process all of the ingredients until the sauce is smooth and creamy, if it is took thick add some water or more olive oil
  4. Place your pasta in a bowl and place the avocado cream sauce on top

2Photo Cred: OhSheGlows

(Optional: add in spinach, mushrooms, chicken, broccoli, asparagus anything your heart desires)

  1. Serve and Enjoy!

This recipe is so flavorful and a staple for putting together a quick dinner in less than ten-fifteen minutes, I promise you will love it. Let me know if you try it out! Leave it in the comments, until next time.

Xoxo Catherine

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Weekend Reading #4


Hi everyone! These past two weeks have been crazier than usual. I’ve started training for my  new job, and I GOT A NEW PUPPY! In one of my last posts I talked about Baguette, my new 4 month of Chihuahua. I’m absolutely OBSESSED with her. Having a new dog is definitely a lot of responsibility so I’ve been trying my best to take care of Baguette and train her while she’s still young. This weekend will probably just be another low key weekend with the new pup! Hope everyone has a fun and relaxing weekend!

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