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Creamy Avocado and Spinach Pasta

Look at these colors! I love a vibrant plate. It makes eating it more exciting. This pasta was great; it has a similar flavor to pesto. And I LOVE pesto. Although I would prefer a pesto pasta, this is a good alternative to quench my craving of a pesto pasta.

I do think it could have had more of an avocado flavor, so I would probably add at least another half of an avocado. I would just give your sauce a quick taste and adjust the flavors as needed. 

I found this fairly easy to make. As the water is boiling, you throw all the ingredients in a blender and once the pasta is boiled you just drain, toss it in the sauce, and DONE! So, if you’re needing a quick dinner, here’s your meal.

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Creamy Avocado and Spinach Pasta
A great and creamy alternative to pesto pasta.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
22 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
22 min
Ingredients
  1. 10 oz spaghetti or fettuccine I used semolina pasta
  2. 1 clove garlic
  3. 1 avocado
  4. 1 cup fresh spinach
  5. 1/2 cup pecans
  6. 1/4 cup basil
  7. 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  8. 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  9. 3/4 to 1 cup pasta water
  10. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. Make sure to put about 1 cup of pasta water aside!
  2. While pasta is cooking, add the rest of the ingredients to your blender and blend until it turns into a smooth sauce. Start with 3/4 cup of pasta water and add more as needed to get the consistency you want.
  3. Toss the pasta with the sauce in a bowl and serve immediately. This sauce is best served the day it is made, as it uses avocados which will turn a brownish color.
Adapted from Jo Cooks
Adapted from Jo Cooks
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