Avocados are a great way of getting your daily dose of healthy fats, but with a tasteless flesh, who really wants to eat an avocado plainly? If you’ve never tried pesto before then you’re defintely missing out on a whole other world of delicious food. The only downside to pesto is that it often incorporates feta cheese and pine nuts – both which are chock full of unhealthy fats that can propogate your chances of cardiac illnesses.
We’ve come up with a better way of incorporating avocados into your diet and enjoying pesto at the same time without having to pass up on delicious food.
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 3 cups of whole grain pasta
- 3 whole haas avocados
- 20-30 fresh basil leaves
- 1 chicken breast
- 1 cup of almond milk
- salt & pepper to taste
Step 1. Cook your pasta.
Get started by cooking your pasta so that it can get going while you’re preparing the rest of your food. It’ll take about 15 minutes or so for your pasta to finish so you’ll have way more than enough time to get everything else prepared and ready to go.
Step 2. Mix together the avocados, basil and garlic.
In a large bowl, blend together your avocados, basil and garlic until the sauce is smooth.
Step 3. Prepare and cook your protein.
Grab that slab of protein (chicken) and debone, deskin and do whatever else you need to it to prepare it for the dish. You’ll want to slice the chicken up into relaively thin pieces for easier cooking and then cook it till it’s about 90% done. We decided to used coconut oil (trying to stay healthy here) for ours but you can really use anything that you please. Sprinkle some salt and pepper over the chicken as it cooks for some additional flavoring.
Step 4. Mix your sauce into the chicken.
Pour the avocado blend over your chicken and slowly pour in the almond milk as the chicken continues to cook. Continue to add almond milk to your mixture until you’ve achieved the desired consistency.
Step 5. Pour over a plate of pasta and serve!
Once you feel that the chicken has been thoroughly cooked, pour your sauce over a plate of pasta and you’re done!
Step 6. [Optional] Side Dishes/Garnishings
We love adding extra things to our recipes to spice it up a little bit so this is strictly optional. The favorite thing we’ve tried by far is a light sprinkle of parmesan over top of your finished plate to add some salty, creaminess to your dish. If you think that this dish needs to go greener than it already is, we also suggest blanching some asparagus spears over top of the pasta for a different texture to munch on.
If pesto isn’t exactly your thing, there are always other recipes that you can try. Remember, avocado doesn’t have to be boring! Try using it in ways that you never expected to get amazing results that’re dinner party worthy!
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