Avocado Pesto Pasta

Avocado Pesto Pasta

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Avocado Pesto Pasta


  • 2 cups of whole wheat pasta
  • 2 large avocados
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 large handfuls of basil
  • 3 tbsps of lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 small zucchini squash
  • Optional: shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Once the oil is hot, add the zucchini to the pan.
  4. Sprinkle salt and pepper to zucchini. Leave the zucchini to cook until soft.
  5. While zucchini is cooking, prepare the pesto sauce by blending the remaining tbsp of olive oil, avocado, basil, garlic, and lemon in a blender or food processor. Add salt and pepper in desired amounts for flavor.
  6. Once the pasta is cooked, add the pasta to a large bowl, toss in the pesto sauce along with the zucchini .
  7. Sprinkle parmesan cheese to the top of the pasta and serve.


Children can help by: Washing zucchini Adding pesto ingredients to blender or processor Mixing the pasta with the pesto Adding salt and pepper to pasta Sprinkling cheese to dish


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