September 20, 2020

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Avocado Pasta Sauce

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Avocado Pasta

This avocado pasta sauce is perfect when you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe. It’s vegan, super delicious, and incredibly healthy! 

a bowl with gemelli pasta with avocado pasta sauce on a marble countertop with two lemons in the background

Nothing is more comforting than a big bowl of pasta! And it’s even better when it’s healthy at the same time like this avocado pesto pasta. It’s one of my new favorites for busy weeknights.

What You Need For This Pasta Dish: 

  • an avocado 
  • garlic
  • fresh lemon juice
  • baby spinach 
  • fresh basil
  • nutritional yeast 
  • olive oil 
  • gemelli pasta
  • cherry tomatoes 
  • salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes

As always, you can find the full ingredient list and the recipe instructions in a separate recipe box at the end of this post. 

two avocado halves, two lemons, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and uncooked pasta on a cutting board on a marble countertop

two avocado halves, two lemons, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and uncooked pasta on a cutting board on a marble countertop

How To Make This Avocado Pasta 

The preparation of this pasta dish couldn’t be much easier! 10 minutes is all it takes! While the pasta is cooking on the stovetop, prepare the avocado sauce and you have a delicious and heathy meal in no time. 

STEP 1: Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. 

baby spinach, basil leaves, avocado, and garlic in a food processor on a marble countertop

baby spinach, basil leaves, avocado, and garlic in a food processor on a marble countertop

STEP 2: In the meantime, combine all of the ingredients for the avocado sauce in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Set aside. 

avocado pasta sauce in a food processor on a marble countertop with two lemons and gemelli pasta on the side

avocado pasta sauce in a food processor on a marble countertop with two lemons and gemelli pasta on the side

STEP 3: Roast the pine nuts in a pan without oil. Be careful not to burn them as they burn rather quickly. 

STEP 4: Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves and either roast them in the oven for a few minutes, cook them in a pan, or serve them fresh with the pasta. 

STEP 5: Combine the cooked pasta with the avocado sauce and carefully stir in the cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with the roasted pine nuts and fresh basil. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes: 

  • Make sure to serve this pasta dish immediately after cooking. The avocado sauce will change its bright green color rather quickly and it won’t taste the same anymore. It also doesn’t keep well, so I don’t recommend keeping leftovers for later. 
  • If you can’t find nutritional yeast, you could also leave it out. However, it gives the sauce a very nice flavor. You can find nutritional yeast in the organic section of your grocery store or at your local health food store. 
  • I like this pasta dish best with oven-roasted cherry tomatoes with garlic. So yummy! 
  • You could of course use any pasta shapes you like, but I think this dish works best with curly pasta. 

a bowl of avocado pasta with cherry tomatoes and pine nuts on a marble countertop with two lemons in the background

a bowl of avocado pasta with cherry tomatoes and pine nuts on a marble countertop with two lemons in the background

More Easy Vegan Pasta Recipes You Might Like: 

I hope you like this avocado pasta sauce as much as we do around here.

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Sina

a bowl with gemelli pasta with avocado pasta sauce on a marble countertop with two lemons in the background

Avocado Pasta Sauce

This avocado pasta sauce is perfect when you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe. It’s vegan, super delicious, and incredibly healthy! 

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Course: Entrées, Main Dish

Cuisine: American

Keyword: avocado pasta, avocado pasta sauce, avocado pesto pasta

Prep Time: 0 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Servings: 2 people

Calories: 593kcal

Author: Sina

Ingredients

  • 9 oz gemelli pasta
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup basil
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. 

  • In the meantime, combine all of the ingredients for the avocado sauce in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Set aside. 

  • Roast the pine nuts in a pan without oil. Be careful not to burn them as they burn rather quickly. 

  • Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves and either roast them in the oven for a few minutes, cook them in a pan, or serve them fresh with the pasta. 

  • Combine the cooked pasta with the avocado sauce and carefully stir in the cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with the roasted pine nuts and fresh basil. Enjoy! 

Notes

  • Make sure to serve this pasta dish immediately after cooking. The avocado sauce will change its bright green color rather quickly and it won’t taste the same anymore. It also doesn’t keep well, so I don’t recommend keeping leftovers for later. 
  • If you can’t find nutritional yeast, you could also leave it out. However, it gives the sauce a very nice flavor. You can find nutritional yeast in the organic section of your grocery store or at your local health food store. 
  • I like this pasta dish best with oven-roasted cherry tomatoes with garlic. So yummy! 
  • You could of course use any pasta shapes you like, but I think this dish works best with curly pasta. 

Nutrition

Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 104g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 698mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 41.7% | Vitamin C: 33.4% | Calcium: 6.6% | Iron: 17.8%

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