Creamy Chicken and Avocado Pesto Pasta

  • Nourishing Mains
  • BY MELROSE RESIDENT WHOLEFOODS COOK, DANI VENN
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Kosher
Creamy Chicken and Avocado Pesto Pasta
  • Prep time:

    15 minutes

  • Cooking time:

    15 minutes

  • Servings:

    4

  • Ingredients:
    • 500g wholemeal fusilli or your favourite pasta
    • ½ brown onion
    • 2 tbsp Melrose Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • 500g chicken tenderloins, chopped into small pieces
    • 1–2 cups of Avocado, Macadamia and Basil Green Pesto (ingredients below)
    • ½ cup parmesan, grated or a few tablespoons or nutritional yeast flakes

    To Make Creamy Avocado, Macadamia & Basil Pesto / Stir Through Pasta Sauce:

  • Method:

    Place a large pot of salted water on the boil, add pasta and cook according to packet instructions.

    Place a large frypan over medium heat, when hot add Melrose Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sauté onion for five minutes then add chicken and cook for a further 10 minutes or until cooked through. Season chicken with a sprinkle of salt. Turn off heat.

    When pasta is cooked al dente, drain and pour pasta into frypan then add a cup of avocado pesto and stir through. Serve warm with grated parmesan or nutritional yeast flakes for a vegan alternative. Season with salt and cracked black pepper if desired.

    To Make Creamy Avocado, Macadamia & Basil Pesto / Stir Through Pasta Sauce:

    Place avocado, macadamia nuts, garlic, lemon juice, Melrose Australian Macadamia OilMelrose Organic Essential Greens and salt into a high powdered blender. Blend on medium speed until you have achieved a smooth creamy consistency.

     

  • Tips:

    You could also use Melrose Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Melrose Organic Sunflower Oil with this recipe.

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