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avocado pesto pasta

This creamy green avocado pesto is super easy to whip up and it's packed full of flavor!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, pasta, pasta sauce, pesto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Lauren Toyota


avocado pesto

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 1/2 C packed basil leaves
  • 1/4 C nutritional yeast
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp roughly chopped chives
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 C olive oil


  • 400 g linguine (or pasta of your choice)
  • 1 C diced vine tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts


  1. Boil a large pot of salted water. Cook linguine to al dente. While noodles are cooking make the pesto.
  2. Scoop the flesh of the avocados into a food processor and add basil, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, chives, sea salt, and ground pepper. Run the machine to get the ingredients smooth while drizzling in the olive oil.
  3. Drain pasta but do not rinse. Toss in the avocado pesto until well combined and all the noodles are well coated. Plate and top each serving with diced tomato and hemp hearts or vegan parmesan.