Friday, November 13

Green Pesto Pasta

This Pesto was adapted from Giada's spicy pesto recipe.... which is incredibly yummy. The original recipe calls for 1 jalapeno. I omitted the jalapeno and used half an avocado instead, I figured it would give it a nice creamy touch and besides I was cooking for my girls. Let's get started!

1 lb Pasta (your choice)
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup arugula
1 cup raw walnuts
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 avocado
2 garlic cloves
5-8 oz cheese (I used a parmesan, romano & asiago mix)
pinch of salt and pepper to taste

While the pasta cooks to perfection, blend the pesto ingredients together. If mixture is to thick, feel free to add a bit of pasta water, this will ease the blending process.

You pesto should look something like that!! Now taste to adjust the seasonings. Once pasta is cooked, place in a large bowl and incorporate pesto. Garnish with chopped walnuts and more cheese!! Easy right!

This is perfect on its own, or aside grilled chicken, fish or even a shredded rotisserie chicken.


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