Sunday, June 17, 2012

Creamy Avocado Pasta w/ Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes

To kick off my Avocado Especial, here is one of the most surprising and tasty avocado dishes I've made! For the past couple of months, I have seen avocado pastas popping up on pinterest and other blogs, and was very intrigued -- and once I made my own, I realized that it really is fabulous!! The recipe creates a healthful, yet decadent pasta, with the avocado providing the creamy texture, without the need for any butter or cream! I did a little twist on mine by adding roasted garlic and tomatoes. They complemented the pasta just perfectly, and even if you don't try the recipe, definitely read about the roasting technique; it is so easy, and can enhance many dishes!

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* 6 oz. whole-wheat spaghetti
* 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed
* 1 lime, juiced
* 2 tablespoons milk
* 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 teaspoon salt 
* 1/2 - 3/4 cup tomatoes, halved or quartered (whatever variety you like, such as vine-ripened, Roma, grape, Campari, etc.)
* 1 head garlic
* Garnish options: Julienned basil (a must!), shredded Parmesan, toasted pine nuts 

* Preheat oven to 425 F.
* Roasted Garlic: Cut off the very top off the garlic, drizzle the head with olive oil, and wrap in foil. Place on a sheet tray, and roast for about 35 minutes (or until tender).
* Roasted Tomatoes: Place your halved or quartered tomatoes on a sheet tray. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until the tomatoes are juicy, and begin to slightly brown -- time will depend on the type of tomato -- you will roast at least 10 minutes, but it could be up to 25 minutes.

* While the veg is roasting, cook the spaghetti according to package directions. 
* Using a food processor or blender, puree the avocado, lime juice, milk, olive oil, and salt.
* Gently mix the avocado sauce with the drained spaghetti.
* Salt and pepper to taste.
* Top the spaghetti with the roasted garlic and tomatoes, and Julienned basil.

* AND ENJOY A BIG BOWL OF FRESH!! For a healthy dinner, I served mine with some fish, but this would be great side to any kind of poultry or meat!

Stay Fresh,


  1. Replies
    1. Thanksss! It was yummy! Thanks for the comment :)

  2. This is wonderful!! I'm new to your blog and I made this for dinner...we totally loved it! I'm going to pin it--let me know if that's a problem! ;)

  3. Thank you! So glad everyone enjoyed it!! And feel free to pin away!