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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Creamy Basil Mint Pasta with Avocado
Ok, so this recipe looks TO-DIE-FOR. I love the idea of a pesto sauce made with avocados to give it a creaminess along with the fresh herbs. I personally am a huge fan of using soba noodles as well so I am super excited to try this out. It looks so fresh, gorgeous, and satisfying. I have an heirloom tomato at home that has its name all over it for this dish.
There will be evidence afterwards and follow-up with how it went. Beware!
Creamy Basil and Mint Pesto Pasta on SpinachServes 6
What You Need:
2 packages soba noodles, or 1 box of regular pasta,any shape
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 2 lemons
2 ripe avocados
1 clove of garlic
few big handfuls fresh basil
1 big handful fresh mint
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3-1/2 cup vegetable broth
salt and pepper to taste
To make:In a largepot of salted water, cook the noodles you are using according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Prepare the Creamy Basil and Mint Pesto:Add the lemon zest, juice, garlic, avocados, basil, and mint in a food processor. Pulse and mix well. Drizzle in the olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pulse to mix again. The pesto will still taste strong and lemony. Now slowly start adding in vegetable broth (about 1/2 cup) until the flavor and texture is good and to your liking. Add any additional salt and peeper if needed. Add the pesto to the noodles, and toss to mix well.
To Serve:Place a large handful of spinach in the bottom of a bowl or plate. Top with the paste, and garnish with sliced tomatoes. Add a little pepper to the top, and enjoy!!