Avocado Pesto Recipe with Spaghetti (healthy and frugal)

The Avocado pesto is a super quick and healthy recipe. You can top any pasta with this and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. A 15 minute dinner for only $1.15!

Ever tried to make a pesto from avocados? Very healthy and quick vegetarian meal. You can eat julienned zucchini with the avocado pesto recipe

Avocado Pesto Recipe

This meal is very frugal and fast to prepare. It makes a great vegetarian dinner and if you like pesto, try to make your own with avocados! I used the fresh basil leaves, but dried basil should do too. I have to mention that the fresh basil will give it a better taste.

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Related: 50 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes under 30 minutes.

Cost of the Homemade Pesto with Spaghetti

2 avocado $2.97

lemon, olive oil $0.30

salt pepper 0.10

garlic basil 0.20

pine nuts 0.25

spaghetti 0.75

That makes $4.75 for the meal and $1.15 for one plate.

Related: Quick Tomato Spinach Penne Recipe – $1.50 a big serving!

How to prepare the Avocado Pesto Recipe

Cook the spaghetti according to the instruction on the package.

Mix all ingredients for the avocado pesto together and either mix with a blender or just mash with a fork.

If you want a real pesto flavor you need fresh basil leaves. It really makes a difference. I like that the plant will just regrow the leaves and I don’t have to buy that ingredient over and over.

It is worth having your own little kitchen herb garden. You can use most of the herbs in basically every Italian recipe.

Split the spaghetti and the pesto into 4 parts. You won’t need a lot of pesto for one serving because it is very rich and spreads nicely.

If you want you can serve the meal with some cut up tomatoes and parmesan cheese.

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The Avocado pesto is a super quick and healthy recipe. You can top any pasta with this and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. A 15 minute dinner for only $1.15!

 

Healthy Avocado Pesto Recipe with Spaghetti

Yields 4

4 minPrep Time

9 minCook Time

13 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 hand full of basil leaves
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1 T pine nuts (can use crushed almonds too)
  • 1 T olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 lb. spaghetti

Instructions

  1. Cook spaghetti according to instruction on package.
  2. Mix all ingredients for the pesto in a bowl and either mash with a hand blender or with a fork.
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