Creamy Avocado Kale with Edamame & Spirulina Spaghetti
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1cup fresh basil leavespacked
  • 1cup torn kale (from about 3 big leaves)packed
  • 1/4cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pasta
  • 1package Explore Cuisine Edamame & Spirulina Spaghetti
  • 1/2cup avocado-kale pesto
  • 1/4cup pasta cooking water
  • 14cup baby arugula
  • handful toasted pine nuts
  1. in a food processor fitted with a metal “s’“ blade, combine the avocado, basil, kale, pine nuts, lemon juice, and 2 garlic cloves.
  2. Cover with the fitted lid, and blend; with the processor on, drizzle in the olive oil until incorporated. stop the machine and scrape down the sides, add salt and pepper to taste and blend again until smooth and creamy. taste and add more salt, pepper, and/or lemon juice if necessary.
  3. Cook pasta according to the instructions on the box until al dente (don’t forget to skim 1/4 cup of the pasta water from the pot before you drain the pasta). Drain the pasta and run it under cool water. While the pasta is draining, whisk together the 1/2 cup of pesto with the 1/4 cup of pasta water in a serving bowl until combined. add the pasta and toss until completely covered in the pesto.
  4. taste and add more salt if necessary, top with arugula, and pine nuts, then serve while hot. (store leftover pesto in a lidded container in the fridge for up to 4 days.)