Yesterday evening, I made this easy to make, fresh, delicious avocado pesto pasta with smoked salmon! This avocado pesto is very refreshing & light, really Spring-like, my husband told me! :)
The avocado pesto itself is Vegan & Gluten-free! I know that you all will love this too!
To make it completely Gluten-Free , use GF pasta.
To make this meal completely Vegan, leave out the smoked salmon, use tofu or seitan! :)
Recipe: For 3 persons
1 ripe avocado, avocado cut into 2, big stone removed with a knife, avocado flesh scooped out with a large spoon
3 fat cloves of garlic, roughly cut up
1 cup of fresh cleaned basil leaves, pushed into the cup
4 tablespoons of a fruity evoo
zest of 1/2 organic unwaxed lemon
juice of the same 1/2 lemon
1/2 teaspoon of Maldon sea salt
20 grins of finely milled black pepper
330 gr of white spelt farfalle
150 gr of good smoked salmon, thinly sliced
1/4 cup of toasted pine nuts / How to toast your pine nuts? Take a fitting non-stick pan & heat up on low. Place your pine nuts in here, in 1 layer in it. After a few minutes, the nuts begin to get brownish in colour & will get fragrant. Turn the heat onto lower but don’t let the nuts burn,…Turn them over & they must be brownish on both sides! Turn the heat off. Now, you have toasted pine nuts!
1. Cook your spelt farfalle according to your packet instructions. Drain well. Keep warm. In the meantime, make your avocado pesto! Take a food processor & add cut up garlic, basil leaves, olive oil, avocado flesh, zest & juice of 1/2 lemon, sea salt & black pepper. Pulse or mix on speed 1 again & again or until fully joined, like this picture:
Taste! You must taste the basil, lemon, garlic & in the end the avocado. It must taste awesome! :)
2. Cut your smoked salmon pieces into smaller pieces, like picture above, about 50 gr per person, per plate.
3. Plate up! Divide the spelt farfalle over 3 pasta plates. Add to each pasta plate, a dollop of 2-3 on top of the pasta. Arrange your smoked salmon pieces besides the pasta dish, like picture above & place a cooked spelt farfalle in the middle, on top of the avocado pesto! Enjoy instantly with loves one’s! :) Avocado power, yeah! xxx
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