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Avocado pesto pasta with smoked salmon!


A lovely tasty dinner!
A lovely tasty dinner!

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! 🙂

A fresh avocado pesto with spelt farfalle & smoked salmon!
A fresh avocado pesto with spelt farfalle & smoked salmon!

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:

The lovely avocado pesto!
The lovely avocado pesto!

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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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

61 thoughts on “Avocado pesto pasta with smoked salmon!

  1. MMM,..What a lovely divine looking pasta dish! That avocado pesto looks freaking delicious too! Yulmmm! I can’t wait to try it out too! x

  2. This avocado pesto pasta looks tremendously divine, dear Sophie!
    Yum yum Yumlmmm! 🙂

  3. What a cool looking avocado pesto! How do you come up with this tasty inspiration? I bet this works its magic on that yummy spelt farfalle! xxx

  4. I can’t believe I haven’t thought of putting avocado in pesto before! 😀 It sounds absolutely divine! I love the combination with the smoked salmon. This recipe is definitely on my to-cook list 😉

  5. The avocado pesto looks vibrantly green and beautifully creamy. What a lovely pasta dish with lots of lovely flavours xx

  6. Avocado + pesto = amazing! I need to try this! I have a friend who smokes her own salmon. I’m positive I could get her to try this recipe with me. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Having a dear friend who smoked her own salmon is a plus, lucky you! I know that the two of you will love this too! x

  7. Sophie, I love the idea of adding avocado to the pesto! I like to toss a few cubes on top, but mixing it in sounds creamy and fabulous!

  8. Oh, you’ve done it! This meal combines three of my FAVOURITE things… pesto, avocado, and smoked salmon. It looks mouth-watering…just delicious.

  9. Lovely…avocado and salmon are really a match made in heaven! I loved the look of your pesto pasta…right down my alley!
    Purabi Naha | Cosmopolitan Currymania

  10. Beautiful pasta Sophie, I love the avocado pesto and yes to smoked salmon….yum!
    Have a great week 😀

  11. Love avocados. My Larry grew up with a avocado orchard at the back of his hers– so they’re a favorite. This looks delish Sophie!

  12. I love smoked salmon together with avocado on sandwiches, so I can only imagine how great it all would be on pasta. Delicious!

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