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Avocado Pasta with Queso Fresco

Avocado Pasta with Queso Fresco
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 4
If you're invited to a St. Patrick's Day party, this dish will be the perfect meal. It's vibrant, green color provides an attractive presentation and has a delicioso taste. The Latin touch of avocado will be a pleasant surprise–people usually think it's a traditional pesto. Together with crumbled queso fresco on top, this creamy combination will charm your friends and family.

Ingredients

  • 1lb. spaghetti or similar pasta
  • 2 ripe avocados (large)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt, as desired
  • 1/2 cup Mexican queso fresco

Directions

  • 1
    Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, then drain and let cool.
  • 2
    Separately, combine the remaining ingredients (except for the cheese) and blend together in a food processor or blender until you obtain a smooth cream. Taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
  • 3
    Place the pasta in a dish and pour the sauce on top; stir well and serve with crumbled queso fresco on top.

Expert Tips

  • If you would like to avoid the cheese, try garnishing with chopped walnuts instead.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • If you're invited to a St. Patrick's Day party, this dish will be the perfect meal. It's vibrant, green color provides an attractive presentation and has a delicioso taste. The Latin touch of avocado will be a pleasant surprise–people usually think it's a traditional pesto. Together with crumbled queso fresco on top, this creamy combination will charm your friends and family.
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