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15-Minute Dinner: Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto
In a food processor or blender, combine 2 ripe avocados with 2 cups loosely packed basil, a handful of any nut, a splash of lemon juice, and a drizzle of olive oil. Blend until smooth, adding water as necessary. Season with salt and black pepper, then toss with cooked store-bought gnocchi.

—Chloe Coscarelli, author of Chloe's Kitchen (Free Press), out this month