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Avocado Pesto Buckwheat Pasta

Avocado Pesto Buckwheat Pasta

Avocado Pesto Buckwheat Pasta

Buckwheat is actually a fibre-rich seed, which is used just like a grain. It is gluten-free and not related to wheat. Fibre is an important part of a healthy diet, needed for colon health and to keep you regular, as well as to keep cholesterol levels low and promote fullness after a meal.

Serves: 1




  • ½ large avocado
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp cold-pressed olive oil
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts + extra for topping
  • Cooked buckwheat pasta
  • Crumbled feta or goat’s cheese, for topping (optional)
  • Pinch sea salt & pepper
  1. In food processor blend avocado, garlic, basil, lemon juice, olive oil and pine nuts until well combined. Add a little water for a thinner pesto.
  2. Toss avocado pesto through cooked pasta then top with pine nuts or crumbled cheese and serve. Season to taste.



Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .