Enjoy this Festive Recipe for Saint Patrick’s Day

Serve up this fun recipe for Saint Patrick’s Day.

Saint Patrick’s Day is nearly here!  Are you looking for a fun way to get into the spirit of things?  Then try serving up this green recipe for Saint Patrick’s Day.

Avocado Pesto Pasta


  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb. linguine
  • 1 avocado, pitted
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved


  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook linguine according to package directions until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water, and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor fitted with a metal blade, blend avocado, basil, olive oil, pine nuts, and Parmesan and season with salt and pepper until creamy. (For a looser texture, add another splash of olive oil.)
  3. Add pesto to pasta along with 1/2 cup reserved pasta water and toss well to combine. Add tomatoes and toss. Serve with more Parmesan and fresh basil sprinkled on top.

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