Pasta with Avocado Pesto

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A little bit of a different twist for pesto. This is actually quite low in fat and calories!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta until al dente.
  2. Combine avocado, garlic, lemon juice and cilantro in a food processor.
  3. Process about 1 minute or until smooth.
  4. Stir in chopped tomatoes.
  5. Drain pasta and pour pesto over it tossing well.
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

4 5

I didn't like the taste of the pesto at first, but when a ton of parmesan cheese on it, it definitly grew on me by the end. I had to add an extra avocado because it was way too lemony and the cilatro was way too strong at first. Perhaps my avocado's were too small to start.

5 5

Yummy Yummy This was great. I didn't have fresh herbs, so substituted with ground coriander. Really easy to make, I added diced cooked chicken also

5 5

Yummy !! I did it a bit differently but the essential flavour & idea ( which is what I'm rating ) stayed the same . I mashed up the avodado and cilantro with a mortar and pestle, didn't have the tomato or parmesan and instead of pasta I spooned the pesto over chunks of steamed sweet potato . Delicious - it just didn't seem of pasta consistency , but it was great how I had it . Thanks for an unusual , easy and yummy recipe ! <3, the NOOBchef.