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Trenette Pasta with Avocado Pesto and Cashews

Trenette Pasta with Avocado Pesto and Cashews

Hey there!!

Hmmm, let’s see I think we are about 8 days (not counting today) away from Christmas…WOW!!  Just a few weeks ago I was talking about putting up my Christmas Tree!!  : )  In one of the previous posts I mentioned,  that I will not be doing any cooking this year for Christmas, I thought about it and decided that I need some time to rest and have a little fun and that’s exactly what I am going to do.

One of my outings will be to finally go to a Christmas Market.  For the past 8 years, I have never had the opportunity to visit.  So, I am hoping that I will be able to visit at least one Christmas Market over the weekend.   There are many different Christmas attractions that I’ve never been to these past 8 years while living in the Netherlands.  So, this year I am planning to visit the Amsterdam Christmas Light Show on Christmas Eve with my husband.  We are in need of some fun.   A few of my friends told me that it is a lot of fun, especially if you take the boat trip around Amsterdam.   I think it’s about time that we go see it for ourselves. 🙂

I’m not one to follow trends especially when it has to do with Holiday food.  I know that the holiday season is big for Food Bloggers.  I know I should be posting recipes about cookies, cakes,  but I think not following the trend is what makes it more fun. 🙂  And since there are people out there who are not eating meat or fish, here is a delicious festive Holiday Pasta (it does look festive, it has a green tone to it hehe hehe) recipe made with Avocados…

Have a great day everyone!!

Trenette Pasta with Avocado Pesto and Cashews

A light Pasta dish with avocado, dill and olive oil.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4


  • 1 package Pasta
  • 2 Avocados (cut in half)
  • 2 Fresh Scallions (chopped)
  • ½ cup Dill
  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Cashews
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • ½ cup Pasta Water
  • 1 Garlic Clove (optional)


  • Cut Avocados in half and then scoop out the filling
  • Wash and chop fresh scallions
  • Add all the ingredients into a food processor or blender. Mix on high speed for a few minutes.
  • Mix Cashews on high speed in the blender.
  • Take a 1/2 cup of pasta water and add into the Avocado mix..beat on high for a few minutes.
  • If the pesto is too thick add a bit more water.
  • Add Avocado Pesto into pasta top with crushed Cashews. Serve hot
    Trenette Pasta with Avocado Pesto and Cashews
Keyword Avocado, Easy





  1. I would have never thought of these ingredients together, I bet the layers of flavor is incredible. The Christmas Market sounds so fun! I hope you and your family have a fantastic holiday 💕🎄

    • Hiii Lisa, Oh my gosh, I think this was the first I actually ate all the food in my plate hahahhaaha…It was delicious!! I have tried this recipe before and just love it….Avocados are sometimes hard to try but I definitely wanted a change and this was definitely a great idea. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday 🙂

  2. Looks yum!

  3. Very interesting recipe to add something a little different to the mix!
    I really do hope you get to check out a Christmas market this weekend. I think it can just make you feel a little more festive when you have a mooch around and take in the atmosphere. The Christmas Light Show will be fantastic – hopefully you get to go to that too, maybe even take a boat ride! xx

  4. I love this idea Sophie!!

  5. Sooner or later I really need to do this pasta too 😋 Every time I look at the picture I’m hungry and I almost can feel these flavours together 😋😋😋 yummy 😋😋😋
    I hope this year I’mm go and see a Christmas Market too 😉
    Enjoy it my dear Sophie, you two really need to have some fun 😉🤗
    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas 🎄 🤗

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