Creamy Pesto Orzo

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by Shushana Castle

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Posted on June 18, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Creamy Pesto Orzo

Ingredients

1 avocado

1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (soy, almond, rice, hemp, etc.)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1-2 cups fresh basil

Juice of half a lemon

2 cloves garlic

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

2 cups cooked orzo pasta (hot or cold)

Cracked black pepper

Directions:

Make the pesto sauce. Add to a blender or food processor the avocado, non-dairy milk, salt, lemon juice and garlic. Process the mixture until smooth and creamy; add a little more milk if you need to thin it out a little. Then add in the fresh basil and process again until blended.

Stir the sauce into your cooked orzo; if you’re serving the dish cold, you can eat it immediately. If you want the pasta to be hot, just heat the orzo and sauce together over a medium heat for a few minutes. Add a sprinkling of cracked black pepper, and enjoy!

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