Creamy Avocado Pesto - Delish!

Creamy Avocado Pesto - Delish!

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"A creamy pesto without the cream! This pesto sauce is delicious and I guarantee you'll never make it a different way again! Double recipe for a full pound of pasta."

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  • Calories:
  • 480 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.3g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 16.6 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 145 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in penne, and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until mostly cooked through, but still firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Add shrimp to boiling water and cook until shrimp are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain penne and shrimp; transfer back to empty pot.
  2. Blend avocado, lemon juice, basil, 2 tablespoons Romano cheese, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a food processor until smooth. Add olive oil and pulse until creamy. Remove blade from food processor and stir diced tomatoes into the creamy pesto. Transfer pesto to pot with pasta and shrimp; stir to coat. Serve with about 2 tablespoons Romano cheese, salt, and black pepper.
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Easy and yummy recipe! I doubled the garlic which added an extra kick. Didn't have any shrimp so I substituted with some shredded chicken.

Very easy to make and really, really good. The only complaint was that the taste of the raw garlic was a bit overwhelming, and I only used the two cloves the recipe called for. I will definitely...

This is so good! I only made the pesto to substitute guacamole. I did make some changes based on what I had......no basil, hence a little fresh and and some cilantro and no Romano, hence some mo...