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peas and avocado pesto pasta

Peas and Avocado pesto pasta

anubhav mahajan
Fresh peas and avocado make a creamy delicious pesto sauce, for this flavourful nutty pasta.
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 500 gms pasta of your choice
  • 1 cup peas and avocado pesto
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup baby tomatoes halved
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion salt
  • 1-2 slices sun-dried tomatoes optional (if available)
  • salt for seasoning -if required
  • pepper
  • parmesan shavings or grated for garnishing
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts for garnishing
  • evoo for garnishing
  • fresh coriander ( or parsley ) for garnishing

Instructions
 

  • Boil pasta in a big pan with enough water, a little salt and a tsp of oil, till it is al Dante( time it as as per the instructions). 
  • Once done, sieve the pasta, but do not throw away all the pasta water. Keep a bowl of the pasta water, to be used later in the recipe.
  • In another pan, heat a little olive oil. Add freshly crushed garlic, onion salt, garlic salt, oregano seasoning, chilli flakes, sun dried tomatoes(if you have them), and halved baby tomatoes. Mix and sauté for a minute.
  • Toss in the peas and avocado pesto, mix well. Add half a cup of pasta water (just enough to make creamy sauce- add more if needed),and stir to make a creamy sauce.
  • Add pasta, stir. Your pasta is ready!
  • Serve immediately, topped with parmesan shavings( or grated parmesan), pine nuts,EVOO ,crushed black pepper and chopped coriander/parsley leaves.
    Sautéed salt and pepper mushrooms make a perfect accompaniment to this pasta! 

Notes

  • Using onion and garlic salt, adds a lot of flavour to the pasta. If this is not available, you can skip using these and use regular salt for seasoning.
  • Vegan option- To make this vegan , add nutritional yeast instead of parmesan, or skip using any cheese.
Keyword pasta, pesto pasta, peas and avocado pesto pasta