Avocado pasta is quick, easy, and dairy-free. Creamy avocado sauce takes just 15 minutes and a fork (no food processor required).
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How to make the best avocado pasta
It’s hard to believe, but all you need for the creamy avocado sauce is avocado. No butter or cream, just avocado! I love how easy this pasta is, and the fact that I can make it in under 15 minutes is a real bonus, especially during the week. We love this recipe so much we even made a version where we substituted noodles for sweet potato noodles.
what you will need
The ingredients for making avocado pasta are simple. I use the following to prepare:
- Whatever pasta I have in the pantry.
- A tomato that adds some color and freshness.
- Sliced green onions (spring onions) and garlic.
- Ripe avocado
- Lemon juice or, if I’m out of lemons, lime juice.
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
The (simple) steps to make it
The great thing about this avocado pasta recipe is that while it takes the pasta to cook, you can make the creamy avocado sauce.
Step 1: Place the avocado in a bowl and mash with a fork until creamy. You can also use a food processor, but we hate cleaning them up, so a fork is our go-to choice. For the best, creamiest avocado sauce, use a ripe avocado. An avocado is ripe when it gives slightly when squeezed. You can find our tips for buying avocados here.
Step 2: Add fresh garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Since we’re adding raw garlic to the sauce, I use a micro-grater to grate the garlic. In this way, it is grated into particularly small pieces. If you don’t have a microplane, just mince the garlic, but be sure to mince it finely.
Step 3: Add some hot pasta water. This turns the avocado mash into a sauce.
Step 4: Stir in chopped tomatoes, chopped green onions, and cooked pasta. After stirring thoroughly, the sauce will cover the pasta – you can add a little more water if needed to thin the sauce a bit.
That’s it! Your very own bowl of creamy avocado pasta.
More easy avocado recipes
- Watch us make Avocado Egg Salad – Avocado puts a twist on the classic egg salad. Easy recipe for avocado egg salad with celery, fresh herbs and lemon juice.
- Our Avocado Cucumber Salad is one of my favorite recipes that I share on Inspired Taste. I could eat it every day!
- I love this smashed avocado toast with egg! With hard boiled egg, salt flakes, lemon and pepper, it’s healthy, high in protein, delicious and super sticky!
Quick and easy avocado pasta
Avocado pasta is quick, fresh, and easy. The longest part of this recipe is cooking the pasta. The dairy-free avocado sauce is prepared in just a few minutes. In the recipe we call grated garlic. We like to use a microplane grater. If you don’t have one at home, chop the garlic very finely before adding it to the sauce. For our avocado selection tips, see how we select and store avocados.
Makes 4 (1 cup) servings
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you will need
8 ounces dry pasta
1 medium tomato, diced
1 spring onion, finely chopped
1 large ripe avocado
1/4 teaspoon finely grated garlic
juice of a quarter of a lemon
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the noodles according to package directions. After cooking, reserve 1/2 cup of hot pasta water and drain the pasta.
2Mash the avocado in a large bowl. Stir in the garlic and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
3Stir in 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water.
4Add the pasta, tomatoes, and spring onions and stir until the sauce coats the pasta. If the sauce is too thick, add a little more pasta water. surcharge
Adam and Joanne’s tips
- Nutritional Information: The nutritional information below is an estimate. We used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.
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Nutritional value per serving
About 1 cup, 1/4 of the recipe
Saturated Fatty Acids
Recipe updated, originally posted February 2012. Since posting in 2012 we have tweaked the recipe to make it clearer and added a short recipe video. – Adam and Joanne