This creamy avocado pasta, is absolutely delicious and you can make the sauce in your blender (if you don’t have a food processor like myself) in under 5 minutes, prep time included. I prefer making pasta sauce from scratch. It’s easy and so much healthier than store-bought.
Creamy Avocado Pasta
I can go a little avocado crazy! I put them in wraps, make a sauce for my tacos, put them in a grilled cheese sandwich, and down a bowl of guacamole in no time.
You really don’t need a high-end blender to create this deliciously creamy sauce. My little Black & Decker gets the job done and it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg, that’s for sure!
All you need are a couple of avocados, basil, spinach, lemon, EVOO, garlic, salt and pepper. A bit of minced chili peppers is a great addition to the sauce, but totally optional.
Top it off with some parmesan and basil for garnish, and voilà! You have a pretty meal that you can impress your family and friends with. It would also be really good with some sun-dried or cherry tomatoes. Want to add meat? I suggest grilling some shrimp or chicken.
But I can’t guarantee that you’ll look as sexy as I do eating it. I definitely have not mastered the art of looking attractive while eating. Is there even a such thing? Okay, well maybe if you’re Heidi Klum or Sofia Vergara, right?!?
Creamy Avocado Pasta
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 15
- 12 ounces of spaghetti
- 2 ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
- 1/2 cup basil
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 Tbsp minced chili pepper
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1/4 cup EVOO
- 1/4 cup water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Shaved parmesan to taste
- Basil for garnish
- In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions- drain well.
- To make avocado sauce, combine avocado, basil, spinach, EVOO, water, garlic, and minced chili peppers in the blender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- In a large bowl, combine pasta and avocado sauce.
- Top it off with some parmesan and basil for garnish.
- Serve immediately.
- Serving Size: 4
To make this pasta even healthier, you can replace the spaghetti with zucchini noodles, if you own a vegetable spiralizer. It doesn’t have to take hours to make your own sauce. In my household, I’m all about cooking easy, healthy, and delicious meals in under 30 minutes. What are your go-to recipes that won’t have you slaving away in the kitchen?