Sunday, November 18, 2012

15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta


This is probably the quickest pasta you will ever make from scratch.  The sauce can be whipped up while the pasta is cooking.  The avocado adds a wonderful creaminess to the sauce.  I love how there is no cooking involved in making the sauce.  I mix it up in my immersion blender but you can also use a regular blender or food processor.  This pasta is best served immediately.  If you aren't a big fan of garlic you can reduce the amount used.  This pasta had a lot of sauce.  You could probably increase the amount of pasta but I like a lot of sauce.  I prefer this with rotini or fussili.  I hope you will give this a try...you will be surprised how yummy it is for so little work!

15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta
Adapted from Oh She Glows

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
juice and zest of half a lemon
2 garlic clove, minced
1 medium avocado, pitted and diced
1/2 tsp salt
2 - 2 1/2 cups pasta (I like to use rotini or fussili; original recipe used 6 oz of pasta)
approximately 1/2 cup pasta water
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cook your pasta according to the directions.

While the pasta is cooking, add oil, lemon juice and garlic to an immersion blender and puree (you can also use a blender or food processor).  Add the avocado and salt and process until smooth.

Once you pasta is cooked, reserve 1/2 cup of the water the pasta was made in.  Add some of the pasta water to the avocado sauce to get to your desired consistency.  Drain the pasta.  Mix the pasta and sauce.  Garnish with lemon zest and freshly ground black pepper.  Serve immediately.

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14 comments:

  1. Looks so yummy!! Nice inviting clicks..

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  2. Will definitely try this... looks so yummy

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  3. Love the creamy goodness of the avocado has given to the sauce. Another new idea for my pasta:)

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  4. love this creamy one..looks so delicious..

    Please send this to my ongoing event Fast & Quick Healthy Dishes Event

    http://lifewithspices.blogspot.in/2012/11/fast-quick-healthy-dishes-event.html

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  5. I love avocado in any form, but have never had it on pasta like this. Looks delicious!

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  6. One thing that's missing...how many servings does this recipe make? I have 6 people, so I'm wondering if I should double the recipe or not to feed us. :O) Thanks!

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    1. I prefer not to put the amount of servings b/c it really depends on the person/family. Some people are big eaters and some not. For our family this would be 2 servings.

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  7. delicious looking creamy flavourful pasta maashallah

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  8. I love pasta, avocado and quick meals. This sounds and looks like a winner. Thanks for being a part of the YBR, have a great week! :)

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  9. I like avocado and garlic so I know I'll like this easy recipe. Thanks.

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  10. I loved this pasta recipe from Oh She Glows.. it was brilliantly done. Nice job!

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