Avocado Pasta

I shared some of my favorite pinterest avocado finds last time (see my full avocado pinterest board here), but I saved this recipe for a special post all its own: avocado pasta. This has been one of my husband and my favorite recipes all summer – its quite healthy pasta recipe which still has a tasty creamy sauce – just this time the creaminess is from avocadoes (and great for your skin and hair!) instead of cream (which is really just great for lovehandles). It also comes together in about 15 minutes!

Vegetarian green avocado pasta

Avocado Pasta Recipe
makes about 4 servings
adapted from Oh She Glows

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 small avocadoes (or about 1.5 large ones)
  • 7 oz. spaghetti
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil (for cooking pasta – if you want)
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. parmesan cheese

Avocado pasta ingredients

1. Cook pasta according to box directions. I usually add a tablespoon or so of olive oil to the boiling water to keep noodles from sticking together.I like to use pasta high in fiber and protein – this time I used Barilla Plus.

2. While pasta is cooking, add garlic, lemon juice, avocados, and 1 Tbsp. parmesan cheese to food processor. Pulse until well blended.

Avocado pasta creamy sauce

3. Once pasta is cooked and drained, mix sauce into pasta. Garnish with remaining parmesan cheese, and enjoy!

Vegetarian green avocado pasta

Have you ever made a creamy sauce using something healthy instead of cream?

I’m sharing this at some of these places.

Pinterest Roundup – Avocadoes

Avocados are far and away my favorite fruit/vegetable. I love them on chips, in sandwiches, in salads, on pizza and more. No, they’re not the lowest fat fruit, but they have tons of healthy stuff that is great for your skin and hair! Looking around on pinterest, I’ve found some wonderful avocado-related things I wanted to share (along with one of my favorite avocado recipes posted here):

Avocado

There were some recipes that I would never have thought of myself, but seem like they have to be delicious:

avocado fries
Avocado Fries
{Recipe Here}

Avocado Egg Cheese Sandwich
Avocado and Egg Sandwich – with Tilamook cheese!
{Recipe Here}

Avocado Salad Bowls
Avocado Salad
{Recipe Here}

Some of the more interesting recipes included:

Avocado Coconut Icecream
Avocado Icecream
{Recipe Here}

Avocado Hummus
Avocado Hummus
{Recipe Here}

There were also some adorable avocado products:

Avocado Earrings
Avocado Earrings
{Etsy Listing Here}

Felt Avocado Play Food
Felt Avocado
{Etsy Listing Here}

And people who obviously love avocado much more than I do:

Avocado Tattoo
Avocado Tattoo
{Source Here}

I’m saving one of my very favorite avocado recipes (also found on pinterest!) For a recipe post on Monday – so come back and check it out!

Do you love avocadoes? Does avocado icecream sound fantastic or just weird? Do you know anyone who would get an avocado tattoo?

I’m sharing this at some of these places.