Red and green pesto pasta with Tomato & avocado

4 1 ratings
Total time 25 mins
15 mins preparation time
10 mins cooking time

Easy vegetarian pasta recipe served with a green avocado pesto and a red tomato and thyme pesto.

Ingredients

4 portion(s)
350 g
pasta, e.g. spaghetti

For the avocado pesto

1 
large ripe avocado
A few basil leaves
1 
clove of garlic
30 g
almonds
30 g
freshly grated parmesan
2 tbsp
olive oil
A little lemon or lime juice
Salt, freshly ground pepper

For the tomato thyme pesto

40 g
sun-dried tomatoes
30 g
freshly grated parmesan
30 g
roasted pine nuts
Some thyme leaves
2 tsp
tomato paste
2 tbsp
olive oil
Freshly ground pepper
Nutritional facts (per portion): 3023 kJ  /  719 kcal
35.8 g Fat
22.1 g Protein
76.7 g Carbohydrates

Preparation

Step 1

For the avocado pesto, cut the avocado in half, remove the stone and the flesh. Wash the basil and peel the garlic.

Step 2

Blend the basil, the garlic, the avocado flesh, the almonds, the Parmesan cheese, the olive oil and the lemon or lime juice. Season the pesto with salt, pepper and the Mirin.

Step 3

To make the tomato thyme pesto, puree the tomatoes, the Parmesan, the pine nuts, the thyme, the tomato paste and the olive oil and season with the soy sauce, pepper and the Mirin.

Step 4

Cook the pasta according to package directions and serve with the two pestos.

Tip

For extra creaminess, mix the pesto with a little pasta cooking water.

Garnish with a topping of roasted vegetable cubes (e.g. courgette, aubergine, bell pepper) and/or with fresh herbs.  

Recipe-ID: 1030

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For the avocado pesto, cut the avocado in half, remove the stone and the flesh. Wash the basil and peel the garlic.

Blend the basil, the garlic, the avocado flesh, the almonds, the Parmesan cheese, the olive oil and the lemon or lime juice. Season the pesto with salt, pepper and the Mirin.

To make the tomato thyme pesto, puree the tomatoes, the Parmesan, the pine nuts, the thyme, the tomato paste and the olive oil and season with the soy sauce, pepper and the Mirin.

Cook the pasta according to package directions and serve with the two pestos.

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