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Avocado Pasta Recipe

Posted August 17, 2015 by Stephanie
avocado pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

avocado pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

avocado pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

avocado pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

avocado pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Avocado pasta has been floating around the internet forever but even though I have a major obsession with avocados, I was never compelled to give it a go. I just couldn’t really imagine warm avocado sauce. It’s not that I had a problem with warm avocados – I’ve had avocado fries (deep-fried tempura avocado) and they’re delicious! As was this pasta, when I finally decided to give it a try.

The best thing about this recipe is that it comes together as fast as instant mac and cheese: you just have to boil your pasta, blend your sauce and you’re good to go. I went with bowties because bowties are the cutest pasta shape out there. I also threw an egg on top because in my world, eggs and avocados go together like mac and cheese.

This was kind of similar to how mac and cheese tastes too, texture-wise. It’s super creamy and rich without feeling too heavy. It’s definitely a winner and infinitely customizable. Next time I’m going to change up the herbs and add some spice in too!

Avocado Pasta Recipe via Pure Wow
serves 1, very generously
prep time: 5 minutes
active time: 10 minutes
total time: 15 minutes

  • 3 ounces pasta of choice
  • 1/2 avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • small handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • juice of 1/4 lime (1/2 tablespoon of juice)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 fried egg, if desired
  • roughly chopped cilantro, to finish

Cook your pasta according to the package. While the pasta is cooking, add the avocado, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil to a blender and blend well. When the pasta is cooked, save 2 tablespoons of pasta water and drain well. Toss the pasta with the avocado sauce, thinning with pasta water if needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with a fried egg and cilantro, if desired. Enjoy!

This is a quickie! Quick and easy recipes that I don’t have much to say about, aside from the fact that they taste awesome and you should give them a go!
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  1. First Date Chef says:

    I can’t wait to try this! Looks so good :)

  2. Big fan of this! I love the lime in there and that egg on top! Definitely trying this recipe!

  3. Bella B says:

    I will have to try this! I am eating an avocado right now, but this looks way better!


  4. Yeah, I’m still on the fence about avocado pasta (the warm avocado thing freaks me out, I think), but this recipe might have just convinced me to try it!

  5. Gemma says:

    I can’t even imagine what this must taste like, but the recipe seems easy enough to give it a try. I might give it a try next week and see how it goes. Thanks for sharing!

  6. yangjanice says:

    This looks amazing! I bet it would be even more awesome with the heat turned on…I’m going to have to try this!

  7. I’m all about this! I’ve never been too adventurous with pasta but this sounds VERY manageable and looks incredible. That green colour!! Also, we’re avocado fiends in this house. Definitely will try!!

  8. been binging on avos, and this sounds so tasty! used an avo instead of mayo in egg salad this weekend, and i’m always surprised at how versatile they are.

  9. we love avocado pasta, and this recipe sounds pretty perfect <3

  10. Oh heeeyyyy sexy pasta alert! I haven’t tried this yet, but you’ve convinced me.

  11. George SSF says:

    I love avocado! Your combination of pasta and avocado is really a great idea! Will give it a try at home later. Thanks for sharing!

  12. charlotte says:

    Never thought avocado and pasta would go together that well ! Delicious !!!! have you tried to make it with crispy ham ? It’s great too.
    Thank you for the recipe

  13. Goldie James says:

    This looks amazing! I wonder if it could work with Zucchini noodles instead of Pasta?? I’m going to substitute it for the sauce on my Zucchini Linguine Recipe! Thank you!

  14. Abby says:

    Why have I never thought of this – all of my favorite things and then you #putaneggonit

  15. Cricket says:

    I too love avocados but didn’t know how I’d feel about them warm with pasta. But i thinking about going t have to try this out now. These pictures make it look so delicious!!

  16. Corina says:

    I love avocado pasta. I too tried it after seeing it popping up online everywhere. I love how creamy it is but is still really healthy.

  17. Daniela says:

    Wow, you convinced me!
    I’m an avocado lover too, and I feel exactly like you did when pondering warm avocado sauce… But I think it’s time to give it a try!
    Great post, thanks for sharing!

  18. Hannah says:

    Yum! This looks so fab!

  19. Melissa says:

    Just made this for dinner. My neice says it’s the best thing I’ve ever cooked for her. I loved it too. Perfect recipe!

  20. Leslie says:

    My father can’t have cilantro. Can I replace the cilantro with parsley instead?

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      yes, of course – the cilantro is there for flavor, you can substitute any herb that you think would taste good. hope that helps!

  21. Nicole says:

    This looks delicious and very unique!

    Since you said this is customizable, I’d like to add some pesto in this recipe–do you think this would have any negative implications in the sauce?


    1. Stephanie Le says:

      avocado pesto pasta would be awesome! let me know how it turns out :)

  22. sillygirl says:

    I’m going to be really decadent and make this and add the little bit of creme fraise I have left!

    1. sillygirl says:

      And I put a bit of parm on top – my husband raved about it! I think you could do all kinds of things to this sauce depending on bits of leftovers you want to use up.

  23. Tom says:

    Had a bit of a challenge getting things blended. My blender’s blades just kept kicking everything to the side of the container. Is at typical, or are there alternatives for getting the ingredients together? Thanks.

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi tom,
      if you have a food processor you can use that, other wise, it’s best if you put the liquid ingredients in the bottom of the blender first and make sure the avocado is small pieces. if it still doesn’t blend, you might want to add a bit of pasta water into the blender to make it a bit more loose. hope that helps!

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