Creamy avocado pasta

    20 min

    I. BLOODY. LOVE. AVOCADOS. Seriously. I don't think anyone will ever fully understand how much they mean to me. Therefore, I try to incorporate them into pretty much every single thing I cook, and it was during one of those avocado-induced love-ins that I conceived this recipe. It's super quick (longest thing to cook was my wholewheat pasta), healthy, and of course, delicious - not to mention a great way to use avocados which might have gone a little bit browner than you'd like. Personally, I like to use LOADS of garlic (five cloves anyone?) but if you're not as big a fan as I, one will more than suffice. The only drawback to this little beauty of a dish is that it doesn't reheat well due to the avocado. But the way I see it, that's a price worth paying!


    Greater Manchester, England, UK
    52 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 170g wholewheat tagliatelle
    • 1/2 a lemon, juiced and zested
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • garlic cloves to taste (2 give ample flavour)
    • 1 ripe, pitted avocado
    • ground black pepper, to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Bring some water to the boil in a medium-sized pan. Add your tagliatelle, reduce the heat and leave to cook until al dente (took me about 8-10 minutes).
    2. Meanwhile, place your lemon juice, salt and olive oil in a bowl and finely chop your garlic into it. Mash your avocado until smooth and combine everything.
    3. When pasta is fully cooked, drain and place in a large bowl. Pour your creamy avocado sauce over and toss until all the pasta is covered.
    4. Garnish with lemon zest and black pepper and serve immediately.

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    Great and fast recipe. Thank you. I just added some coriander and chilly. So easy... so tasty .. so healthy.  -  03 Oct 2016


    I didn't have any lemon, but instead I added some cream, mushrooms and tomatoes. TASTY.  -  09 Aug 2013


    For a very quick, tasty meal - look no further.  -  09 Jan 2018