Cashew Pesto Pasta

Cashew Pesto Pasta

by | Jul 19, 2016 | Recipes

The cashews give this pesto a rich creaminess.  You can add pasta, courgetti or as a last-minute stir-in for sauteed vegetables.


Recipe from Deliciously Ella.


This is a wonderfully simple dish that you can throw together in just ten minutes or so, which means it’s ideal as a speedy weekday supper. It’s my favorite pesto yet – vibrant, bursting with flavor and extra creamy, thanks to the mix of cashews and avocado. I’m sure you guys are going to love this one! I use pasta when I’m hungry, and courgetti when I want something lighter, but either way it’s delicious.







3 servings of pasta (I use brown rice pasta) or 2/3 courgettes for courgetti



  • 100g cashews for the pesto & 50g cashews to sprinkle
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 and a 1/2 lemons
  • 25g of fresh basil
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast (this is optional, leave it out if you don’t have any)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Salt




Place 50g of the cashews into a food processor and pulse for a few seconds, until they’re broken up. Then toast them in a frying pan until they golden brown.


Now add all the pesto ingredients, except the pasta/courgetti, in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Then toss with your pasta/courgetti and sprinkle with the toasted cashews.


Recipe from Deliciously Ella.


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