• Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
  • Serves: 4 Serving

Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad with Roasted Summer Vegetables Recipe

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Category: Side Dishes, Salads, Vegetables, Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • Avocado Pesto
  • ½ avocado
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • ¼ cup basil leaves, packed
  • 2 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper {to taste}
  • Pasta Salad
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 15 stalks asparagus {half a bundle}, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ medium zucchini cut into bite-sized pieces {~1 cup}
  • 1 orange pepper cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 160 g {roughly 3 cups} uncooked bow-tie pasta

 Directions

1. Avocado Pesto
2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. 3.Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
4. Roasted Vegetables
5. Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
6. Toss vegetables in olive oil, season with salt and pepper.
7. Roast for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
8. Pasta Salad
9. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse under cool water. Set aside to cool.
10. Toss together the pasta and pesto. Top with roasted vegetables

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