Good Eats

Avocado Pasta

Aside from being a trendy superfood, avocados are also just flat out delicious. They’re a staple in my fridge & SO easy to throw into any dish to add a bit of flair. This recipe creates a creamy avocado sauce in a low fat way – talk about a win-win! The next time you’re in a pinch for some dinner inspiration – give this Avocado Pasta recipe one a whirl…

Ingredients:
– 6 oz. spaghetti (about 1/2 box)
– 1 avocado, halved, seeded, & peeled
– 1 garlic clove, chopped
– 1 jalapeno, sliced
– 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
– 1/8 cup olive oil
– juice of 1 lemon
– 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
– Salt & pepper, to taste

Prep time: 5 minutes — Cook time: 15 minutes

Directions:

1. In a pot of boiling water, add 1 tbsp. of olive oil and cook pasta for 10 minutes – or until al dente. Stir pasta occasionally, to prevent sticking.

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2. While pasta is boiling, combine avocado, garlic cloves, jalapeno, lemon juice, and salt & pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend well – while slowly adding olive oil – until the mixture has a sauce-like consistency.

3. In a large bowl, combine the avocado sauce and drained pasta. Stir until well mixed. Top with cilantro and diced tomatoes.

4. Serve immediately & enjoy!

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I topped my avocado pasta with a pan-seared tilapia fillet for some added protein! One of the great things about this recipe is that it can easily be modified to fit your palette.

Happy cooking!

XO,
G&G

 

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