Recipe: Avocado Pasta

 

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Avocado Pasta

This super healthy Avocado Pasta is packed full of nutrients and is super tasty too

We’re still in the Mexican mood (after our last Avocado enchiladas recipe), so we came up with this.

Browsing the web in search of inspiration, we stumbled upon this delicious recipe by the awesome Nicola of I cook the world

avocado pasta

Image courtesy of icooktheworld.com 

You can make your own variation of, say, type of pasta (we personally prefer the farfalle as in the main picture, here) but it’s up to you.

 

Garlic is beneficial for you as it contains a huge number of various vitamins, moreover, it has solid mitigating properties which enable the body to ward off colds and flu.

Other benefits include;

  • Lowering Cholesterol
  • Decreases the risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Helps weight reduction

This video from our friends at I cook the world perfectly illustrates the how to prepare this delicious dish. With one caveat only: long-form pasta shouldn’t be broken in two, as in the video.

We’re Italian and the correct way to cook spaghetti, fettuccine, linguine and all the long pasta is to leave it uncut.

That being said,  here’s the recipe from Andrea’s blog:

Avocado Pasta – Healthy Pasta Dish
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins (we suggest 10-11 min for delicious al dente version)
Total Time 17 mins
Course: lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1
Calories: 365 kcal
Ingredients
  • 100 g / 4oz whole grain spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 avocado
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • Small bunch of coriander
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 fresh red chili optional
Instructions
  1. Cook spaghetti in salted boiling water for 12 – 15 minutes and drain
  2. Heat frying pan over medium heat and add ½ tbsp. of olive oil and the garlic clove finely chopped
  3. Peel and de-stone the avocado and chop roughly
  4. Add the avocado to the cooking garlic and stir continuously for 1 minute
  5. Put remaining oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and paprika
  6. Add a splash of water so the ingredients do not stick to the pan
  7. Put the wholegrain spaghetti to the frying pan and combine all ingredients and warm through
  8. Finely chop the coriander and half the tomatoes and add both to the pan (keep back some coriander to garnish)
  9. Cook for 4 minutes
  10. Sprinkle finely sliced chili and remaining coriander to serve

Hope you like this super avo-dish!

See some other super tasty Avocado Recipes over on Food Network
 And thanks again to Andrea from icooktheworld.com for the inspiration!
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