Creamy Avocado Pesto with Lentil Spirals

Serves 2
Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

1 packet red lentil spiral pasta

¼ cup cream

 

Pesto 

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

Method

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.