Pulse Penne with Avocado Pesto and Prawns

Cook time 25 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

250g San Remo Pulse Penne
1 clove garlic, chopped finely
12 small green prawns, shell removed and tail off


Pesto

1 ripe avocado
⅓ cup pine nuts
1 garlic clove
1 small green chilli, chopped finely
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 cup basil leaves
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Water, as needed
Salt and pepper

Pulse Penne with Avocado Pesto and Prawns

Method

In a pot of boiling salted water, add the pasta and cook as per packet directions.

Meanwhile, for the pesto, place avocado flesh, pine nuts, garlic, chilli, lemon zest and basil into a food processor. While the food processor is running, add olive oil, lemon juice and enough water needed to create a smooth pesto. Add salt and pepper to taste.

For the prawns, heat a frying pan on medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Place garlic and prawns into the pan and cook for 3 minutes or until prawns are cooked.

Remove pasta from pot and add to pan. Stir through pesto and if needed add some pasta water to thin out the pesto. Add salt and pepper to taste.