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Creamy Avocado and Spinach Pasta

Creamy Avocado and Spinach Pasta - a creamy sauce made with avocados, spinach, basil and pecans. A super healthy and delicious pasta dish, eat without guilt.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado and spinach pesto, creamy avocado and spinach pasta, pasta recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 457kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru

Ingredients

  • 10 oz spaghetti dry, or fettuccine, I used semolina pasta
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup spinach fresh
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 to 1 cup pasta water
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste

Instructions

  • Cook pasta: Cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  • Make the avocado sauce: 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.
  • Assemble: 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.

Notes

How do I store leftovers: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 day, but keep in mind that because of the avocado pesto, it will change color and might turn brownish.
Can I use any other types of nuts: Yes you can, but you will need some sort of nuts in this sauce. You can use pine nuts, walnuts, pistachios or almonds.
Can I add chicken to this: Yes, for sure. Adding some cooked chicken would be a great protein to add to this dish.
Nutrition: Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1.8mg