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Avocado Pasta Salad

Avocado Pasta Salad

Avocado Pasta Salad

Serves: 4

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 5-7 minutes

 

Ingredients 

400 grams whole wheat pasta (we used rotini)
1 avocado, pip removed and sliced
2 cups cherry tomato, halved
½ cup fresh basil

 

Pesto Ingredients

1 avocado
Juice of 1 lemon
1 garlic clove
1 cup fresh basil
3 cups baby spinach
¼ teaspoon salt

 

Method 

Add 4 cups of water to a large pot and bring to boil. Add a pinch of salt and the pasta. Stir gently. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the pasta is soft. Remove from heat and drain the water

To make the pesto add 1 avocado, lemon juice, garlic clove, 1 cup of basil, baby spinach and salt to a food processor and blend until smooth

In a large bowl, add the pasta, pesto, sliced avocado, cherry tomato and remainder of the basil. Toss everything together until evenly coated. Season to taste with more salt

This salad can be kept covered in the fridge