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Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts: Creamy Avocado Pasta

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Creamy Avocado Pasta



I think I found a new favorite pasta recipe!  I saw this mentioned somewhere, and was intrigued.  I had to think about it for awhile though, I was a little nervous.  I mean, I LOVE avocado's, but the idea of that as my pasta sauce made me a little nervous.  What would it taste like?  Would I like it?  Would my husband actually eat it?  Well, it was amazing, and I can't wait to make it again!  It was so easy too!  You have to boil noodles, but aside from that, no cooking required!  And to top it off, it is healthy!!!  Use a fortified pasta, and you have protein, fiber, and everything all in one tasty meal!


Creamy Avocado Pasta
Adapted from Oh She Glows
Printable Recipe

1 large Avocado, pitted
1 lime, juiced + zest to garnish
2 cloves, minced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup Fresh Basil
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 servings/6 oz of your choice of pasta
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cook your pasta according to the package directions.


 To make the sauce place the garlic cloves, lime juice, and olive oil into a food processor. Process until smooth. Add in the avocado, basil, and salt. Process until smooth and creamy.


Pour sauce over pasta and toss until fully combined. Garnish with lime zest and black pepper. Enjoy!
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Note: Because of the avocado this does not reheat well.


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45 Comments:

At July 14, 2011 at 3:15 AM , Blogger Ruth said...

This looks great - I also saw the recipe on Oh She Glows and wondered whether it would work. I guess you would recommend it?

 
At July 14, 2011 at 3:21 AM , Blogger Nava.K said...

Anything added with avocado I will love it. Try to use in my cooking quite often but its really expensive over at Malaysia.

Nice creation of recipe.

 
At July 14, 2011 at 6:21 AM , Blogger Umm Mymoonah said...

Ever since we left Germany I miss this avocado a lot. Your pasta looks absolutely delicious. Happy to follow your yummy blog :)

 
At July 14, 2011 at 6:33 AM , Blogger Cassie @ Bake Your Day said...

This sounds so good and my husband and I would love it. We have been eating avocados as meals lately!

 
At July 14, 2011 at 7:42 AM , Blogger Ann said...

Holy cow! I am in l-o-v-e!

Avocado? Yup! I love it!
Pasta? Yup! I love it!
Creamy Avocado Pasta? Yup! I love it!...

Today's post by DinnersDishesAnd Desserts? YUP! I LOVE IT!

 
At July 14, 2011 at 8:02 AM , Anonymous RavieNomNoms said...

YUM! I have never had avocado with pasta before, but is sounds like something I should try immediately!

 
At July 14, 2011 at 8:03 AM , Anonymous kita said...

Loving this! I just picked up an avocado at the market so I can't wait to try :D

 
At July 14, 2011 at 8:46 AM , Blogger Kelly said...

This looks sooo good!! I love the addition of avocado, yummy!! :)

 
At July 14, 2011 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Elisabeth said...

I absolutely love avocado in salads, sandwiches, guacamole, and just by itself...never would have thought about combining it in pasta. So genius, and over the top delicious.
Thanks for sharing!!!

 
At July 14, 2011 at 9:00 AM , Blogger The Slow Roasted Italian said...

This looks lovely!

 
At July 14, 2011 at 9:12 AM , Blogger Saji said...

First tym here at your place!!! and already started to follow you that cant wait to try this recipe!!!

 
At July 14, 2011 at 9:18 AM , Anonymous Lindsey@Lindselicious said...

This sounds and looks so good. I would be scared to try this after first too- even though I loooooove avocado.

 
At July 14, 2011 at 9:26 AM , Anonymous PolaM said...

Despite cooking pasta with anything I still haven't tried doing it with avocado: it looks reat!

 
At July 14, 2011 at 10:58 AM , Blogger Sandra said...

This looks perfect Erin! I love your way of thinking..awesome recipe!!!

 
At July 14, 2011 at 11:07 AM , OpenID sweetpeaskitchen.com said...

This looks great! I love adding avocados in anything I can! :)

 
At July 14, 2011 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Amber said...

This looks so good! I love the idea of avocado as a sauce!

 
At July 14, 2011 at 11:39 AM , Blogger KEcker said...

How unusual, looks great!

 
At July 14, 2011 at 11:49 AM , Blogger Pam said...

I've never thought to do this. It looks creative, creamy, and delicious.

 
At July 14, 2011 at 12:34 PM , Blogger Kathleen said...

Wow! Whoda thunk avocado pasta. Sounds fabulous!

 
At July 14, 2011 at 1:51 PM , Anonymous Lacy DeVeney said...

I LOVE the use of the avocado! Definitely will have to try this next time I make pasta, awesome idea!

 
At July 14, 2011 at 2:02 PM , Anonymous Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'm still thinking about the scones...

I totally laughed reading this that you had to wonder if your husband would eat it (not your six year old but your husband). Our husbands would get along well ;) Mine's pickier than the 3 year old.

Following you!

 
At July 14, 2011 at 6:26 PM , Blogger Sabrina said...

oh my never thought to put avocado with pasta!!!! this is super! have fun with your best friend this weekend! :)

 
At July 14, 2011 at 6:53 PM , Blogger Peggy said...

Oh yum! I would have never thought to do this either, but it looks delicious =)

 
At July 14, 2011 at 7:52 PM , Anonymous Anne said...

I would never have thought to use avocado as a pasta sauce! But why not? It looks so creamy! I can't wait to try this one! Welcome back! : )

 
At July 14, 2011 at 11:36 PM , Blogger Angie's Recipes said...

This looks so yummy and nutritious!

 
At July 15, 2011 at 5:54 AM , Anonymous Jill Colonna said...

love this! Hubby doesn't like avocado.... you know what I'm thinking don't you? He wouldn't know, with that lovely creamy sauce, would he? :-)

 
At July 15, 2011 at 6:22 AM , OpenID foodblogandthedog said...

This sounds delish! I've tried it before but with sundried tomatoes. I like the lime juice & garlic idea, will have to try it!!

 
At July 15, 2011 at 5:58 PM , Blogger Butrcreamblondi said...

This looks amazing! I love avocados and must try this asap!

 
At July 15, 2011 at 6:12 PM , Anonymous janet@cupcakestocaviar said...

I think I need to learn to eat more Avocados :-D

 
At July 16, 2011 at 8:49 AM , Anonymous Sarah said...

Looks like you pretty much took this recipe from Angela..
http://ohsheglows.com/2011/01/31/15-minute-creamy-avocado-pasta/

 
At July 16, 2011 at 10:46 AM , Blogger Erin said...

@Sarah - Yes I did get the idea of Oh She Glows - she has a great recipe! I linked to her site with the recipe, so she gets the credit!

 
At July 16, 2011 at 12:08 PM , Anonymous Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes said...

You've absolutely blown my mind with this. But in a seriously good way. I love your thinking on this pasta and I can't wait to try it. Thanks for another delicious recipe and congrats on another Top 9!!

 
At July 16, 2011 at 12:15 PM , Anonymous Kate@Diethood said...

That's got to be REAL good!! I am loving the inclusion of avocado... I can almost taste this wonderful dish!

 
At July 16, 2011 at 12:15 PM , Anonymous Kate@Diethood said...

P.S. Congrats on Top 9!!! :)

 
At July 16, 2011 at 5:16 PM , OpenID karistaskitchen.com said...

Wow, an amazing recipe! I'm completely in love with avocados and can't wait to make this recipe. Love your blog!

 
At July 16, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Anonymous Terra said...

Wow!!! I love this recipe!!! I love avocados too, would never have thought to put them in my pasta sauce, just beautiful!
Congrats on your top 9!
Take care, Terra

 
At July 16, 2011 at 5:54 PM , Blogger Kimberly :) said...

My husband will be out of town for two weeks this month. I like to indulge my slightly exotic food tastes while he is away. I'm having curry. I'm having mexican food every single day. He hates avocado (and many other things) so I WILL try this as soon as he leaves...

 
At July 16, 2011 at 7:05 PM , Blogger Marnely Rodriguez said...

loooveee Avocados, this is a great idea! Must try ASAP! Thanks for sharing!

 
At July 16, 2011 at 9:15 PM , Anonymous BigFatBaker said...

I have been loving the avocados at the store the past few days. They finally seem to be in season! I can't wait to make this.

 
At July 17, 2011 at 10:28 AM , Blogger Victoria said...

Oh wow, I'm right there with you. Love avocados but never really considered them in pasta, but I guess why not, right? Love the green color and can imagine that any avocado lover would want to try this now after seeing it :) Thanks!

 
At July 17, 2011 at 4:13 PM , Anonymous redkathy said...

Oh my gosh Erin, I love avocados bu never thought about a pasta combo! This is fabulous.

 
At July 17, 2011 at 8:05 PM , Anonymous Jenny @ Savour the Senses said...

Wow such a small world. My roommate just made something just like this earlier this week, but she made an avocado arugula pesto instead of basil. So delicious! I had never had avocado with pasta before.

 
At July 17, 2011 at 9:35 PM , Blogger Amy's Cooking Adventures said...

Looks wonderful! I do love avocado!

 
At July 23, 2011 at 4:23 PM , Blogger German Mama said...

I'm always on the lookout for simple and tasty pasta recipes. This one looks like a winner.

 
At August 10, 2011 at 10:58 PM , Blogger Shu Han said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. it's like a cross between a creamy sauce and a pesto sauce.

 

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