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spinach and avocado pasta

Spinach and Avocado Pasta Recipe

Whole wheat pasta tossed in a creamy vegan spinach and avocado sauce, finished with fresh tomatoes and toasted pine nuts.

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 399 kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 and 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta in salted water according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, make the sauce. Place the avocado, spinach, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a food processor. 

  3. Blend, adding the cooking water 1 tablespoon at a time until sauce is smooth and of the desired consistency. Taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary.

  4. Toss the pasta with the sauce. Top with cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, and parsley then serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach and Avocado Pasta Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Potassium 503mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 16.3%
Vitamin C 13.1%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 19.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.