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Avocado Pasta Sauce

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I love avocados.  Whether sliced over a taco, sandwiched between a crusty bollio, cubed over a bowl of beans or smashed with serranos over a stack of homemade corn tortillas chips avocados are amazing.  For a small package they sure pack a punch.

 

Did you know?

Avocados from Mexico supply nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, including potassium, vitamins B6, C and E, folate and fiber 

Mexican avocados have the “good” fats – mono- and poly-unsaturated fats that make avocados a good alternative to foods that are rich in saturated fats like dairy and mayonnaise.

 

What’s not to love? And what I enjoy is that they are available year-round, with their peak of the season being from September through May – yes they’re truly a winter fruit!

 

 

 

 

I have baked, incorporated them into breakfast, sliced them for sandwiches and even made ice cream with avocados, but never with pasta. Avocado pasta sauce is super simple to make and adds a healthy boost to your plate.

 

 

 

 

I’m extremely excited to invite you to  submit your original avocado recipe to Avocados from Mexico “Aguacate Lindo y Querido Recipe Contest!”    Celebrate the taste of tradition with AVOCADOS FROM MEXICO   and you have the opportunity to win $500 and a trip to Houston in September.   In Houston you will have a private cooking classes with Mexico’s renowned Celebrity Chef Aquiles Chavez (swoon) at his new and critically acclaimed restaurant  The Fisheria. Aquiles is also the host of Aquilisimo and El Toque de Aquiles. Deadline to enter is May 25!  So get in the kitchen, slice open a rip avocado and enter to win, Good Luck!!

 

 

Avocado Pasta Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 16 oz (1lb) pasta
  • 2 -3 large, ripe avocados
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • Pepitas for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package, drain and reserve ½ cup pasta water.
  2. To make the sauce heat a small saucepan over medium heat and add olive oil.
  3. When oil is heated add onion and garlic and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add onion, garlic, half of cilantro, lemon juice and avocados to food processor or blender.
  5. Process until smooth, add salt and pepper to taste. Add to warm pasta, stir to combine.
  6. Add pasta water if needed. Garnish with cilantro and pepitas, serve.

Notes

recipe adapted from OhsheGlows

http://sweetlifebake.com/2012/05/16/avocado-pasta-sauce/

 

 

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Avocados From Mexico. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

 

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29 Responses to Avocado Pasta Sauce

  1. This looks great! I can’t wait to make it. :)
    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen recently posted..Avo Awards + a $500 prize pack giveawayMy Profile

  2. Made this for dinner. So yummy! I wished I had the carb and calorie count. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Para mi es raro usar el aguacate para salsa de pasta, pero habría que probar! Generalmente no calentamos el aguacate en México. Gracias por la campaña en favor del aguacate Mexicano!

    Saludos!
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  5. I’ve heard that avocados make a delicious pasta sauce, but I’ve never tried it. Funny, since we grow avocados…acres of them! Your photos are lovely…makes me want to try your sauce. Sharing a link to your post on our California Avocados Direct page of Facebook today!
    Mimi Avocado recently posted..Be My Baby AvocadoMy Profile

  6. Wow, I have never thought of avocados in pasta! They are my absolute favorite so I have a feeling I would love this. Yum!
    ASHLEA recently posted..Green EggsMy Profile

  7. I never tried this kind of pasta sauce with avocado…But I’m sure this one is really delicious..

  8. Definitely something that I need to try!

  9. i love avocados and this pasta would be a hit at my house! I can’t wait to try it!

  10. I love this recipe! I have been on such an avocado kick lately, just can’t seem to get enough!
    stephanie @cookinfanatic recently posted..Where’d Ya Go?My Profile

  11. I’d have to think about that, not sure I have an “original” recipe. Your pasta sauce looks wonderful! I must try it. Avocados are just flat out WONderful. Did you get my email with my address?
    Lea Ann recently posted..Chile Cheese Cake, A Crowd Pleasing Appetizer for May Wine TimeMy Profile

  12. This is incredibly healthful dear and what a GREAT GREAT way to eat pasta instead of a cream laden sauce. Love it!

    PS- Check your fb :))

  13. What a uniquely delicious pasta sauce and it’s easy! Great recipe!
    mjskit recently posted..Cold Asparagus and Garlic SoupMy Profile

  14. There are few things I love more than avocados…this looks amazing!
    Hope you move went well and you are enjoying being back home…big hugs :)
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  15. what a great idea! avocados are one of my true food loves and this is a unique and delicious use for them.
    grace recently posted..[record scratch] crea-mix.My Profile

  16. I’ve made a similar dish before and yeah..avocado sauce is kinda my favorite pasta sauce now. It’s the best!
    joanne recently posted..Recipe: Deep-Dish Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Crumb ToppingMy Profile

  17. I love avocados! there’s even an avocado ice cream I’m definetly trying this pasta
    beti recently posted..Tres Leches CakeMy Profile

  18. I adore avocados too! I’ve never seen a pasta sauce made with them so I absolutely have to try this recipe!
    Susan recently posted..Parsley and Chive Pull Apart RollsMy Profile

  19. This sounds incredible – naturally creamy! Have to give this a try.
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  20. I love Avocados and this recipe will definitely take a place in my menu plan. Thanks for the share!

  21. Oh me too, me too – I LOOOOVE avocados! This pasta sauce sounds delectable. I want to win that contest :D
    Heather @girlichef recently posted..Pastel Azteca (or Aztec Pie) {she made, ella hace}My Profile

  22. I bet the avocado gives this sauce such a great creaminess!

  23. awesome pasta recipe! i just love avocados!
    Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) recently posted..Mango Blackberry SaladMy Profile

  24. I love the idea of using avocados as pesto!
    Belinda @zomppa recently posted..Open Sourcing Food: Berenbaum’s SpeaksMy Profile

  25. I am swooning over this gorgeous plate of pasta! That avocado sauce looks (and sounds) absolutely glorious. And I love that you topped it off with toasted pepitas. :)
    Leslie @ La Cocina de Leslie recently posted..Pastel Azteca {She Made / Ella Hace}My Profile

  26. That is sooooo good, I’m off to buy some avocados ;)
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  27. A scrumptious sauce! I really have to use more avocados.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  28. The sauce sounds just perfect. This is totally my kind of dish. I do have some avocados, think I’ll give this a try tomorrow. :)
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  29. Where’ve you been?!! I’ve missed seeing you around…

    I LOVE avocados!! What a fun and unique way to use them!

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