Face it: your meal plan is no longer freshman gold status, you have gained a few pounds from stress and crappy college food, and you miss your mom's homemade pesto pasta.
This is where investing in a Magic Bullet becomes the greatest decision you’d make since ditching bottom eyeliner and taking selfies with a duck face.
Here is a super simple, five-ingredient recipe for vegan avocado pesto to toss on plain boiled pasta of any kind.
- Prep Time:5 mins
- Cook Time:2 mins
- Total Time:7 mins
- 1 avocado
- 1 handful fresh basil leaves
- 1-2 cloves garlic peeled and pressed
- 1/4 cup shelled and unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
Spoon out 1 avocado and put into the magic bullet cup.
Peel and squish 1 clove of garlic (put two if you don’t plan on kissing anybody that night) into the cup with the avocado.
Add in ¼ cup of shelled and unsalted sunflower seeds. Pesto is traditionally made with pine nuts (pignolias), however, sunflower seeds are easier to find, less expensive, and add a super smooth richness when blended up.
Add in 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil, for consistency and flavor.
Add looted salt and pepper from your cafeteria to taste.