Avocado Pasta Recipe

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Delicious, creamy (with no milk or cream!), and healthy. Makes a great side dish, or top with grilled chicken for a complete meal. Pairs well with grilled chicken, grilled or baked pork chops, baked or sauteed fish, or boiled shrimp.

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Servings: 6 - 8
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Ingredients

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  • 16 oz pasta (angel hair or thin spaghetti works best / can use penne or bow-tie if desired / smaller macaroni or elbow pasta does not work well for this dish)
  • 2 large avocados
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • juice from one medium lemon or lime
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 tbsp sliced toasted almonds
  • 1 tbsp sliced black olives
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions and drain, reserving 1/2 cup water from cooking.
  2. Dice avocados in a large bowl.
  3. Add lemon or lime juice, garlic, pepper, and salt.
  4. Mash with a fork.
  5. Stir in 1/4 cup reserved pasta water and mix thoroughly.
  6. Toss in cooked pasta.
  7. Add additional water 1 tbsp at a time if needed to thin sauce.
  8. Gently toss in tomato, almonds, and olives
  9. Top individual servings with grated Parmesan cheese and/or green onions (chives) if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 172g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 384  
Calories from Fat 78 20%
Total Fat 8.78g 11%
Saturated Fat 1.28g 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 204mg 9%
Potassium 440mg 13%
Total Carbs 65.6g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5.2g 17%
Sugars 7.5g 5%
Protein 11.12g 18%
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  • Shalina Silva
    June 28, 2013
    Nice....another pasta recipe that is new to me!

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