Welcome to my “Dinner en Green” dinner party! The main course for tonight is this gorgeous Avocado Pesto Pasta!
Have you heard of those fancy “Dinner en Blanc” dinner parties where everyone dresses up in white and enjoys an elegant meal?
Well, the California Avocado Commission thought it would be fun to put a green spin on it, and boy was it fun!
I decked my table out in greens and whites (because I love bright whites), and got ready for an epic dinner party.
I know I’ve invited you into my kitchen before, but now you get a sneak peek into my dining room and just a little bit of my living room!
I have an open concept living room/dining room/kitchen, so you can see it all in a quick 360.
Do you just love this table setting or what?! I love my large farmhouse table. I don’t get to set the table very often because my kids love to eat at the bar on our kitchen island, so this dinner party was extra fun for me.
It was actually super easy to pull this look together. Just a few cloth napkins, fresh flowers and lots of good food.
Speaking of food, let’s get back to that Avocado Pesto Pasta!
This super simple pasta dish comes together crazy fast. Just combine all the pesto ingredients in a food processor and bring it all together with just a few whirls.
This dish screams SUMMER! Fresh basil, fresh and creamy California Avocados and fresh garden tomatoes to top it off.
It’s so flavorful and delicious- My husband especially loved how creamy the avocados made the dish!
Toss some hot pasta with the fresh avocado pesto and then add in those juicy tomatoes!
I like to give the top a nice sprinkle of parmesan cheese. It reminds me of the fancy Italian restaurants.
Your guests/family/tastebuds will definitely feel like they’ve stepped into a fancy Italian restaurant once they taste this pasta!
Give this fresh and tasty Avocado Pesto Pasta a whirl tonight!
Thanks for stopping by my dinner party!
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Avocado Pesto Pasta
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook noodles until tender. Reserve 1 cup pasta water and drain the rest.
- While pasta is boiling prepare the pesto by adding the avocados, basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, pine nuts, lemon juice and salt in a food processor. Blend the mixture, then slowly stream in the olive oil while still blending. Scrap down sides and pulse again until mixture is combined. Season to taste with more salt if needed.
- Toss the pesto with the hot pasta, add a little pasta water to thin if sauce is too thick. Toss in the tomatoes and enjoy hot with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Disclosure: This post is in partnership with California Avocado Commission. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make I Wash You Dry possible!
Oooh, this is such a great little treat! I love it Shawn!
Loved this! Just wish the measurement were also given in English measurements. I have to find the same recipe on other websites to get them!
outstanding stuff i will try this 🙂
Your pasta idea is so amazing!! Thank you very much! I like pasta and I love avocado, this dish must be great!! I can’t wait to try it!!
Thanks! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
This is right up my alley! I was looking to add more avocado to my meals and voila: here it is! I love all things pasta, so this going on the menu for this weekend.
Awesome! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
colleen kennedy (souffle bombay)
It looks like your dinner en green was a success! Green is my favorite color! The pasta looks to die for. It’s 6:22 am where I am at the moment and I would happily eat a big bowl of this right now! Mmmm! Pinning!
Thanks Colleen! 🙂
rachel = a southern fairytale
GIRL! <3 these photos… amazing <3 I'm in love with your open concept! It's so beautiful! Love your pasta idea 🙂 We were definitely thinking along similar veins <3
Sounds and looks like a great meal that I would enjoy!
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
Love it. You make it looks so easy to do simple decorations and an easy to put together meal. That’s always the best way to do it or you are in the kitchen all night! Lovely!
Gorgeous! And that table setting is perfect!
First of all, your table setting is just gorgeous! Secondly, I want this pasta so bad right now. I can’t wait to give this pesto a try with the avocado in it.