serves 2 generously / preparation : 6 minutes
equipment : food processor or blender, large saucepan
1 ripe avocado
A handful of basil leaves
1–2 garlic cloves
35 g (1 oz/¼ cup) pine nuts
400 g (14 oz) gnocchi
Boil a full kettle. Peel the garlic cloves and place in the food processor or blender. Scoop in the avocado flesh and add the pine nuts, basil, 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and some salt and black pepper. Blitz until smooth.
Pour the boiling water into the saucepan, season generously with fine sea salt, and add the gnocchi. Cook according to the packet instructions, then drain. Stir through the avocado pesto and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Serve immediately.
Images and recipes from Cook Fast, Eat Well by Sue Quinn Murdoch Books, RRP $35.00. Buy the book here.
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