Avocado Pesto Pasta


Made with simple ingredients, avocado pesto is smooth, creamy, and rich. Featuring a unique combination of flavors, it’s hearty, savory, herbaceous, and refreshing all at the same time! 

Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta Sauce!

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    What Can I Expect? 

    This is a no-fuss sauce. Toss everything into a food processor, and pulse. From start to finish, it’s ready in 10 minutes or less. Avocado pesto is the perfect way for both beginners and seasoned pros to add flavor to their favorite meals. 

    Even if this is your first time making pesto, you can’t go wrong. Serve it with your favorite low-carb pasta for a dish everyone will enjoy. 

    Not only is it quick to prepare and easy to clean up, but the flavor is incredible! Avocado pesto is guaranteed to become a recipe you make and enjoy on repeat. 

    Is Avocado Pesto Healthy? 

    Delicious and Easy Pesto Pasta Recipe!

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      Let’s take a look at the main ingredients:

      • Cashews
      • Extra virgin olive oil 
      • Avocado
      • Freshly shredded Romano

      Cashews, olive oil, and avocado are natural, nutritious food sources. Each has its own list of health benefits. Add them to any sauce for a smooth, creamy texture and a boost of healthy fats. 

      But what about Romano cheese? Is dairy healthy? 

      Here’s what we know. Dairy is full of vitamins, minerals, protein, and natural fat energy. But if everyone consumed dairy all of the time, dairy farming would become abusive and unsustainable…

      Let’s be mindful of our dairy intake. Buy dairy that comes from pasture-raised cows and try to eat less. 

      Enjoy this avocado pesto, knowing it supports your well-being, and learn more about the Neutral Eating Food Philosophy here.

      Avocado Pesto Tips

      1. Serve it over edamame or shirataki noodles

      While we’re not too shy to drink this avocado pesto right from the bowl, low-carb noodles make for the perfect pairing to soak it all up. Toss the two ingredients together, and you’ve got yourself a filling, nutritious meal that can be made in minutes. 

      2. Pick the perfect avocado 

      The key to creating the best flavor is to find the perfect avocado. You want it to be dark green in color and to have just a small amount of give when squeezed. An underripe avocado will be hard and difficult to mix, yielding a chunky, slightly bitter pesto. Meanwhile, an overripe avocado will be too soft and can result in a slightly moldy taste. So, take your time at the store to find the best one! 

      3. Make it vegan 

      Feel free to swap out the cheese with nutritional yeast or a vegan Parmesan alternative to make this recipe vegan. 

      4. Got leftover avocado? 

      Don’t let any leftover avocados go to waste! Instead, slice them up and use them to top homemade chaffles

      5. How long does it last? 

      When placed in an airtight container, homemade avocado will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 1 week.  Or, if you’re looking for a longer-lasting option, transfer it to a freezer-safe container, and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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        Avocado Pesto

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        Avocado Pesto
        Prep Time:5 minutes
        Cook Time:10 minutes


        • 1/4 cup cashews (not raw)
        • 2 Tbsp olive oil
        • 1 medium avocado (skin and seed removed)
        • 2 1/2 cups basil
        • 4 cloves garlic
        • 5 Tbsp lemon juice (about 1 full lemon)
        • 1/4 tsp black pepper
        • 1/2 tsp salt
        • 3/4 cup coconut milk (unsweetened) 
        • 1/2 cup freshly shredded romano (one could use parmesan or asiago as well) *optional

        Serving Suggestions:


        • First, add nuts to the food processor and blend.
        • Add avocado, oil, milk, garlic and lemon juice to the food processor and blend until smooth.
        • Add basil one cup at a time and blend in the processor with mixture until smooth.
        • Taste, and add salt to preference.
        • Serve with your favorite low-carb pasta (our favorites are edamame pasta or shirataki pasta)


        • Add more coconut milk in ¼ cup increments if you prefer a thinner texture.
        • If you omit the cheese you may want to add more salt to taste.
        • Garnish ideas: with basil, parsley, more cheese, sliced cherry tomatoes or sun dried tomatoes


        Please let us know how it turned out! Leave a comment below and share a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #neutraleating
        Recipe from Neutral Eating:
        Servings: 4 servings
        Author: Neutral Eating
        Healthy Pesto Pasta Recipe! Creamy Avocado Pesto!

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