Monday, November 7, 2011

Avocado Pesto Chicken Pasta

Our little veggie patch is in full bloom at the moment with great crops in every corner, we had a glut of Cherry Tomatoes and Basil recently and with my trusty new pasta recipe up my sleeve I went about making a dish incorporating these beautiful ingredients

here's what you will need

for the Pesto
2 Cups firmly packed Basil
1/2 Avocado
1/3 cup Parmesan
1/4 cup almonds
1/2 Cup Olive oil
1 Garlic clove

2 Chicken Breasts Chopped
2-3 Field Mushroom (optional)
200g Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 Avocado diced
Zucchini Pasta
 ( I  have gone into this in detail in the above link,  would allow about 1 regular sized zucchini per person)

Method

Prepare the Zucchini pasta, salt and set aside
Heat some oil in a pan and stir fry the chicken until cooked thru
Add the Mushrooms and tomatoes, with reduced heat cook for a few mins
Meanwhile add all the pesto ingredient to the blender Bar the oil
slowly add the oil while blitzing the mixture
Add the pasta to the pan
Stir thru the Pesto and top with some chopped Avocado to serve
squirt a little lemon juice on the avocado before serving to stop it turning brown

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