1 packet red lentil spiral pasta
¼ cup cream
1 ripe avocado, cut in half, seed removed and peeled
1 cup basil
⅓ cup pine nuts
1 small green chilli, chopped finely
1 garlic clove
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper
Water, as needed
2 tbsp cream
Place avocado, pine nuts, garlic, chilli, lemon zest and basil into a food processor.
With the machine running add olive oil, lemon juice and enough water needed to create a smooth pesto. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Cook pasta as per packet directions. Remove pasta from the pot and add to a pan or large bowl.
Stir through pesto, cream and if needed add a little pasta water to thin out pesto.
Add cream and salt and pepper to taste.