Creamy Avocado Pesto & Sundried Tomato Spaghetti

Creamy Avocado Pesto & Sundried Tomato Spaghetti

Serves 2

Ready in 30 minutes


Ingredients

150g wholewheat spaghetti/linguine

8-10 sundried tomatoes, drained

Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Rocket leaves to serve

For the creamy pesto sauce:

1 avocado

1 garlic clove

15g basil (a few handfuls)

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2-3 tbsp unsweetened dairy-free milk

2 tsp nutritional yeast flakes


Directions

  1. Soak the cashew nuts in boiling water for at least 20 minutes, which will help them to break down in the blender into a super smooth sauce.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet, reserving a cup of pasta water before draining and setting to one side.
  3. Drain the cashews and add to a blender/food processor along with all of the other pesto ingredients. Blend until you have a nice smooth, thick sauce.
  4. Fry the sundried tomatoes in a tablespoon of olive oil for 1-2 minutes, allowing them to infuse the oil. Then add the creamy pesto sauce and the pasta to the pan.
  5. Stir together and add a couple of tablespoons of the reserved pasta water which will thin the sauce a little and help make it even more silky and creamy.
  6. Plate up with the extra chopped avocado pieces and fresh rocket leaves on top. Feel free to add some toasted pine nuts or additional greens, such as peas or beans, to the dish as well!
Creamy Avocado Pesto and Sundried Tomato Spaghetti


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