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 – Pesto

One of my new favorite ingredients is pesto. I think the first pesto I ever had was just a few years ago – my inlaws make a super easy meal by spreading pesto on top of a salmon fillet and cooking it for about 15 minutes {delicious!}. Since then, I’ve been hooked. I’ve got one of my favorite pesto recipes coming up on Monday, but until then I thought I’d share some enticing pesto recipes I’ve found online. View my entire pesto perfection pinterest board here.

I think the most common way to eat pesto is on pasta, but here are a couple fresh ideas:

Pesto Lasagna {Source and Recipe}


Pesto with Cheese Tortellini {Source and Recipe}

I can’t wait to try it in some other ways:

Pesto RollsPesto Rolls {Source and Recipe}

Pesto Fondue
Pesto Fondue {Source and Recipe}

And who knew that you could make pesto out of other ingredients as well?

Spinach Pesto
Spinach Pesto {Source and Recipe}

Broccoli Pesto
Broccoli Pesto {Source and Recipe}

I’ve never made pesto myself, but am planning on getting a basil plant soon so I can 🙂 Come back Monday to see one of my favorite pesto recipes!

I’m sharing this at some of these places.

<3,
Julia