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Red and green pesto pasta with Tomato & avocado

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

Red and green pesto pasta with Tomato & avocado
Total time 25 mins
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Nutrition facts (per portion): 3023 kJ / 719 kcal
Fat: 35,8 g
Protein: 22,1 g
Carbohydrates: 76,7 g

Ingredients for 4 portion(s)

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
  • 2-3 tbsp Kikkoman Mirin-style sweet cooking seasoning 

 

For the tomato thyme pesto:

  • 350 g pasta, e.g. spaghetti

 

Preparation

  1. For the avocado pesto, cut the avocado in half, remove the stone and the flesh. Wash the basil and peel the garlic.
  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.
  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. 
  4. Cook the pasta according to package directions and serve with the two pestos. 

 

Tips:

  • 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.  
Total time 25 mins
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Nutrition facts (per portion): 3023 kJ / 719 kcal
Fat: 35,8 g
Protein: 22,1 g
Carbohydrates: 76,7 g

Ingredients for 4 portion(s)

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
  • 2-3 tbsp Kikkoman Mirin-style sweet cooking seasoning 

 

For the tomato thyme pesto:

  • 350 g pasta, e.g. spaghetti