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Whole-wheat pasta with avocado pesto

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Whole-wheat pasta with avocado pesto


  • In a pot with boiling water add salt, the linguine, and boil according to the packet’s instructions.
  • Place a frying pan over high heat.
  • Cut the chicken into 1 cm small strips and add olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Transfer to the hot pan and cook for 3-4 minutes until it is golden and cooked through.
  • Drain the linguine and add them to the pan with the chicken. Add one ladleful of the water where the pasta boiled, salt, pepper, and mix. Remove from the heat.

For the avocado pesto

  • At the same time, in a food processor, add the avocados, the olive oil, the garlic, the pine nuts, the basil, the lemon zest and juice, salt, pepper, and process well until the ingredients are mashed and become a thick sauce.
  • Add the parmesan and process for a few seconds.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add the sauce into the pan with the linguine and the chicken.
  • If the mixture is too thick, then add one more ladleful of the water where the pasta boiled.
  • Serve with cherry tomatoes, olive oil, pepper, and basil leaves.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
32 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
46 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
31 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
20 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
1 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
56 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
44 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
18 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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