Avocado Pasta

Avocado Pasta is a simple, delicious and healthy.  It’s the perfect throw together meal that tastes even better than it looks!

Avocado Pasta

Pasta looks good with a little green.  Don’t ya think?

Avocado Pasta - healthy quick pasta dinner!

Avocado, lemon and basil all combine to bring the flavors together into smooth and creamy deliciousness.

And garlic.  Did I tell you about the garlic?

Avocado Pasta - healthy quick pasta dinner!

All you do is boil your pasta and put all the sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor.  I don’t have a food processor so I used a blender.  It takes a little longer in a blender but it works.  Make sure to mix it all around often.

(Don’t know how to cut up an avocado?  Check out my how-to in my Guacamole for One or Two post)

Avocado Pasta - healthy quick pasta dinner!

Put the creamy and dreamy sauce on the pasta, mix in some cheese and voila

Dinner is served!

Avocado Pasta - healthy quick pasta dinner!

5 from 3 votes
Avocado Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Fresh avocados, lemon, basil and garlic combine for a creamy and dreamy pasta sauce !
Course: Easy, Pasta
Servings: 2
Author: Julie Wunder
Ingredients
  • 8 oz whole wheat rotini pasta
  • 2 ripe avocados seeded and peeled, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves additional for garnish
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan additional for garnish
Instructions
  1. Boil pasta according to package instructions. Drain and leave approximately two tablespoons of pasta water in the pot with the noodles to keep them from sticking and to have moisture with the sauce.
  2. Combine avocado, basil, lemon. olive oil. garlic, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Combine until smooth.
  3. Add avocado blend into pot with the pasta. Mix well until all noodles are coated.
  4. Stir in shredded parmesan cheese.
  5. Garnish with bail leaves and additional parmesan.
  6. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Dish will turn brown quickly so plan to eat right after making. Do not plan on having leftovers because it will not keep and reheat well due to the avocado.

Avocado Pasta - healthy quick pasta dinner!

Your turn!

What is your favorite way to eat pasta?

I’m a fan of pasta so I like it all ways but a creamy tomato sauce is the best of all worlds really.

Carbs or no carbs?

Carbs. Definitely carbs.

By | 2018-06-28T14:19:06-04:00 September 9th, 2014|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Meals|9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Jean Maurie April 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I never thought of using avocado for a pasta sauce but I so love avocado so why not? It looks delicious.

    I like to saute mushrooms and onions together until they are caramelized. Then grate in fresh garlic, Parmesan cheese. Sometimes I cut up yellow or zucchini squash and add a little of the spaghetti water and soy sauce with garlic powder. I also have added mozzarella cheese to thicken the sauce. I have a problem with tomatoes so I try to find different ways to eat pasta without the red sauce.

  2. Susanna @Zealous Mom September 9, 2014 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Yum! This looks so delicious. I am a huge fan of avocado, and I could use this with rice pasta. I’m trying to eat gluten-free pasta as much as possible these days.

    • JulieWunder September 12, 2014 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Great idea! Pasta has come a long way in the past few years.

  3. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie September 9, 2014 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    This looks so good! I love some avocado. And is no carbs ever an option? : )

    • JulieWunder September 12, 2014 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Not in my world. I don’t know how people give it up!

  4. Wendy Winn September 9, 2014 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Love this recipe. Happy to have you back in Asheville…if you are back!

  5. BLane Sherer September 9, 2014 at 11:13 am - Reply

    I appreciate your healthy recipes.
    You have a wunderful honesty about
    you in the sense that ” you practice
    what you preach “.

  6. David B Teague September 9, 2014 at 9:33 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Looks great! I’ll try it.

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