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Gluten Free Pasta with Pesto, Avocado and Coconut Yoghurt

by Safira Adam
on 15th April 2019
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With school holidays and forever hungry children, lunch in 10 minutes seems to be the theme of the month. This vegan friendly, gluten free pasta is creamy and a hit with kids and adults alike!

Gluten Free Pasta with Pesto, Avocado and Coconut Yoghurt

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  • Pesto
  • 1 bunch Basil Leaves (about 20 grams)
  • 30g walnuts
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp coconut yogurt (or dairy alternative)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 100ml olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Pasta
  • 200g gluten free pasta (I used soy bean)
  • Toppings
  • Toasted mixed nuts
  • Baby plum tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
Prep Time


  1. Cook pasta according to packet instructions, drain and set aside.

  2. Add all the ingredients for the pesto to the blender and blend until a thick paste forms.

  3. Add the pesto to the pasta in a large pot and mix to combine.

  4. If the pesto is too thick, add a little water to it.

  5. Season and Top with Toasted mixed nuts, baby plum tomatoes and nutritional yeast.

Safira Adam

Safira Adam is a full time blogger, photographer and mum of two. She has been working as a food blogger for a year and shares recipes, nutritional information and posts about events she has attended. She is currently studying Nutrition, Herbalism and Unani TIbb (Ancient Greek Medicine).
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