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avocado spinach pasta in a white bowl with a fork

Avocado Spinach Pasta

Erica
Avocado Spinach Pasta with a creamy, healthy avocado pasta sauce, is ready in 15 minutes and perfect for the whole family. This gluten-free, vegan avocado pasta will satisfy your craving for luscious pasta without compromising your goals in life.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, vegan
Servings 3 people
Calories 373 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (8 oz) box chickpea pasta gluten-free or pasta of choice
  • 1 medium clove garlic
  • ¼ cup (heaping) baby spinach leaves or arugula-spinach mix
  • 2 green onions white and light green parts only
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium avocado pitted
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 pinch fresh cracked pepper
  • ¼ cup hot reserved pasta water
  • garnish: chopped parsley and fresh lemon zest

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and set timer to cook according to package directions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, pulse the garlic, spinach, and green onion several times in a food processor. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, and avocado, and process until smooth. Add the salt and pepper.
  • When the pasta is done, take ¼ cup hot pasta water and add to the avocado spinach sauce. Drain the pasta and return to the pot. Add the avocado spinach sauce and combine. Taste for seasoning. Top with parsley and lemon zest and serve.

Notes

This recipe will serve 2-3 as a main course or 4 as a side dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 373kcal (19%) | Carbohydrates: 47g (16%) | Protein: 19g (38%) | Fat: 16g (25%) | Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 255mg (11%) | Potassium: 953mg (27%) | Fiber: 10g (42%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword avocado spinach pasta, vegan avocado pasta sauce
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