Creamy avocado pasta

Creamy avocado pasta


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About this recipe: 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!

marthajosephine Greater Manchester, England, UK

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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Reviews (10)


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


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


Delicious! Thank you for putting this recipe on here. Quick, easy and healthy 😋 - 12 Jul 2016

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