Pesto pesto pesto!
I don’t think I’ve ever met a pesto I didn’t love.
Team Savoury strikes again, and has stolen my heart with this simple avocado pesto recipe. It’s vegan, gluten-free, has only seven ingredients, and requires less than five, yes five, minutes to make. I usually make it while my pasta is boiling!
Hello pesto party night!
This vegan pesto recipe works great on pizza, too!
For today’s recipe, I’ve got pestos best friend, pasta. The universal comfort food.
This avocado pesto works great with hot pasta, freshly made, or even cold pasta as a pasta salad.
One of my favourite pro tips when it comes to making pasta, is lightly frying it in a pan after it’s prepared. This will really pull out the flavour of the sauce and give it a crispier texture!
I’m using the Ballarini 11” Torino Frying Pan which seriously works like a charm. The heat distribution on it is impeccable, and perfectly crisps up my pasta noodles! Mmm!
Oh, and did I mention?! This pesto is packed with healthy nutrients like B vitamins, fibre, protein, iron, selenium and more.
Here’s how to make this simple vegan avocado pesto recipe in under 5 minutes!
Simple Vegan Avocado Pesto
- 2 cups packed fresh basil
- 1 avocado
- 1 tbsp tahini I added this for texture which worked great, but it is optional for the recipe
- 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- Salt + pepper
- 4 tbsp olive oil (also for texture, also optional)
This is really a 2 step process, you’ll be pinching yourself for not having made it sooner!
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
Pulse until smooth.
And if like me, you enjoy your pasta bursting with flavour… once it’s done boiling, mix in your pesto sauce, and on stovetop lightly fry your pasta on medium heat for about 5-7 minutes.
Let me know if you plan on trying this recipe in the comments below!
Nick Joly | Inspired by Nick
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