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Spaghetti with Nutty Avocado Mint Pesto

Jan-25-2016
Nandita Shyam
25 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
Serves
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ABOUT Spaghetti with Nutty Avocado Mint Pesto RECIPE

This pasta dish is an absolute dream. It is easy to put together and delicious. The creamy avocado pesto is filled with strong flavors of mint and there was also the zing from the lemon juice. The cashew meal added a mild sweet taste to the pesto. This dish is super simple to make and without a doubt, add a healthy boost to your plate.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Italian
  • Blending
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Spaghetti - 200gms
  2. salt - 1/2 tsp+1tsp
  3. olive oil - 1tsp+3tbsp
  4. onion - 1, chopped fine
  5. garlic - 2 pods, peeled and finely chopped
  6. avocado - 1 large, halved, stoned and flesh scooped out
  7. Juice of half a lemon
  8. mint leaves- a hand full
  9. Freshly ground black pepper powder - 1/2tsp
  10. Powdered cashewnuts - 1-1/2tbsp
  11. Chili flakes - 1/2tsp (optional)
  12. Pepitas - 1 tbsp, toasted and cooled.

Instructions

  1. Cook the spaghetti along with 1/2tsp of salt and a tsp of olive oil in enough water. Drain and reserve half cup of the stock and set aside.
  2. To make the pesto, heat olive oil in a pan and add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté till they turn brown and tender and keep aside.
  3. Combine the avocado flesh along with the lemon juice, mint leaves, cashew meal, pepper powder, salt and the sautéed onion and garlic in blender jar or a mortar and pestle and grind till smooth.
  4. Pour the prepared pesto over the cooked spaghetti and toss well. Add the chili flakes and pasta water only if required and mix well.
  5. Garnish with toasted pepitas and serve immediately.

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Mahesh Jangid
Dec-25-2016
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