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A healthy vegetable pasta sauce with a interesting twist: this creamy avocado pesto spaghetti with cilantro is highly addictive!

Avocado Pesto Spaghetti

A healthy pasta sauce with a twist then: this creamy avocado pesto spaghetti with cilantro is highly addictive!
Course Lunch, Main Course, Starter
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 530 kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 oz dry spaghetti (250 g)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • a handful fresh cilantro
  • ¼ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Rinse the fresh cilantro well, let it dry on a clean kitchen towel and then chop it up roughly. Add the cilantro to a blender.
    A healthy vegetable pasta sauce with a interesting twist: this creamy avocado pesto spaghetti with cilantro is highly addictive!
  2. Blend until finely chopped. Then slice the avocado in half and peel it. Chop the soft meat up roughly and add it to the cilantro in the blender.
    A healthy vegetable pasta sauce with a interesting twist: this creamy avocado pesto spaghetti with cilantro is highly addictive!
  3. Blend well until you get a smooth paste. Add the olive oil, 3 tablespoons of cold water, the lemon juice, the garlic powder and the ground coriander. Then season with a pinch of pepper and salt.
    A healthy vegetable pasta sauce with a interesting twist: this creamy avocado pesto spaghetti with cilantro is highly addictive!
  4. Blend the ingredients into a very smooth paste. Add some extra water if you find it too thick. Then check the seasoning and add extra pepper, salt, lemon juice or garlic powder to taste if necessary.
    A healthy vegetable pasta sauce with a interesting twist: this creamy avocado pesto spaghetti with cilantro is highly addictive!
  5. Put the avocado pesto aside for now. Fill a high and large pan with water and season with some salt. Place the pan over high heat. Once the water is boiling, add the pasta.
    A healthy vegetable pasta sauce with a interesting twist: this creamy avocado pesto spaghetti with cilantro is highly addictive!
  6. Cook it until al dente and drain it (keep half a glass of the cooking liquid aside). Then transfer the pasta to the pan again and drizzle with the avocado pesto.
    A healthy vegetable pasta sauce with a interesting twist: this creamy avocado pesto spaghetti with cilantro is highly addictive!
  7. Stir well. Add some of the hot cooking liquid if the pasta and pesto become too dry. Then divide the pasta between plates and serve.
    A healthy vegetable pasta sauce with a interesting twist: this creamy avocado pesto spaghetti with cilantro is highly addictive!