A Girl & A Garnish


A thirty-something’s adventure through the wild world of food.

Avocado Pasta

Avocado Pasta

Aside from being a trendy superfood, avocados are also just flat out delicious. They're a staple in my fridge & SO easy to throw into any dish to add a bit of flair. This recipe creates a creamy avocado sauce in a low fat way - talk about a win-win!

The next time you're in a pinch for some dinner inspiration - give this Avocado Pasta recipe one a whirl...


- 6 oz. spaghetti (about 1/2 box)

- 1 avocado, halved, seeded, & peeled

- 1 garlic clove, chopped

- 1 jalapeno, sliced

- 2 Roma tomatoes, diced

- 1/8 cup olive oil

- juice of 1 lemon

- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

- Salt & pepper, to taste

Prep time: 5 minutes -- Cook time: 15 minutes


1. In a pot of boiling water, add 1 tbsp. of olive oil and cook pasta for 10 minutes - or until al dente. Stir pasta occasionally, to prevent sticking.


2. While pasta is boiling, combine avocado, garlic cloves, jalapeno, lemon juice, and salt & pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend well - while slowly adding olive oil - until the mixture has a sauce-like consistency.

4. Serve immediately & enjoy!


I topped my avocado pasta with a pan-seared tilapia fillet for some added protein! One of the great things about this recipe is that it can easily be modified to fit your palette.

Happy cooking!



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