PACK'D Avocado Pesto Pasta

PACK'D Avocado Pesto Pasta

Fancy something a little different. This is our healthier take on pesto using our PACK'D Ripe and Chopped Avocado and cashews instead of olive oil and pine nuts. Trust us, it wont be missed. This pesto is PACK'D full of flavour, a deliciously light yet creamy summer lunch. 

  • Serves: 
  • Overall time: 20 minutes


  • 1/2 Pack of PACK'D Ripe and Chopped Avocado  
  • 200g pasta of choice (opt for lentil pasta for increased protein) 
  • 40g 2 TBSP cashews  
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic or 1-2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 15g nutritional yeast  
  • 1 tsp salt  
  • 40g fresh basil leaves without stalks plus a little extra for topping 
  • 20-40ml lemon juice (20ml approx half a lemon) depending on how zingy you like it 
  • 20g vegan parmesan (we used violife) plus a little extra for topping 
  • Sunflower seeds for topping 


  1. Defrost our PACK'D Avocado – Simply leave this out in a plate for 30 minutes or if pressed for time pop plate over a bowl or pan of hot water and allow the steam to heat stirring avos occasionally. 
  2. Boil your pasta in lightly salted water 
  3. In a food processor or blender mix avocado, cashews, nutritional yeast, salt, basil and lemon juice 
  4. Let your pasta cool a little before mixing with your creamy pesto sauce 
  5. Top with sunflower seeds and an extra sprinkling of parmesan and basil 
  6. Tuck in and enjoy  

You could use this pesto sauce in so many ways, you could add it to a burger or marinade some tempeh, the possibilities are endless. Show us how you make yours by tagging us on Instagram @packdco 


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