Creamy Pesto Pasta with Broccoli and Avocado
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Serves: 1½ cups sauce; noodles for 3 — 3 servings
 
This creamy broccoli pesto sauce is truly noteworthy. The combination of avocado, broccoli, and mushrooms gives it a fluffy yet rich texture that’s beautiful to look at. Not a broccoli fan? Opt for a more traditional pesto flavor and use fresh chopped basil instead of the broccoli. Leftover pesto also makes a great sauce on Mediterranean Cauliflower Pizza (page 140). For added flavor and texture, garnish with hemp seeds, as seen here, or with Easy Cashew Parmesan (page 223).
Ingredients
NOODLES
  • 3 medium zucchinis (or 3 servings of your favorite noodles)
CREAMY BROCCOLI PESTO
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli (or fresh basil)
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Peel the zucchinis. Turn the zucchini into noodles by using a spiralizer or a vegetable peeler. (See the Spiralizer section of Gearing Up on page 22
  2. for details.) Set aside.
  3. To make the pesto, place all the pesto ingredients in your blender. Add ¼ cup water. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Dry off the zucchini noodles if they have released any water.
  5. To assemble, in a large bowl, combine the noodles and sauce. Using tongs or 2 forks, toss gently until the sauce is well distributed over the noodles.
  6. Enjoy immediately.
Notes
CREAMY PESTO PASTA (WHOLE RECIPE)
Serving Size 3 - Per 221 g (8 oz) suggested serving | Calories 106 | Protein 4 g | Fat 7 g | Carbohydrates 11 g | Dietary Fiber 5 g | Sugars 4 g | Calcium 46 mg | Iron 1 mg | Sodium 219 mg | Vitamin C 55 mg | Riboflavin 0.3 mg | Vitamin B6 0.4 mg | Vitamin K 44 mpg


CREAMY PESTO PASTA (PESTO ONLY)
Serving Size 3 - Per 97 g (3 oz) suggested serving | Calories 85 | Protein 3 g | Fat 6 g | Carbohydrates 7 g | Dietary Fiber 4 g | Sugars 1 g | Calcium 26 mg | Iron 0.6 mg | Sodium 209 mg | Vitamin C 33 mg | Vitamin K 39 mcg
Recipe by Food Bloggers of Canada at https://www.foodbloggersofcanada.com/cook-lively-by-laura-jane-koers/