Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Avocado pasta

I don't post recipes on here very often, so this is a rare foodie post from me. I saw this recipe on The Londoner and knew I had to make it as soon as possible. I had all the ingredients at home, but had to find some avocados on the way home from work - I was a woman on a mission!
This is an amazing, quick, healthy meal - and it tastes so good! Sorry about the phone pictures, I wanted to make and eat this immediately so obviously fetching my camera and SD card was too much of a set back.  

The recipe (serves 2) - (P.s. I'm not very good at following recipes so this is a bit different to Rosie's version).
You will need:

  • enough pasta for two people (I don't know how much that is, I guess and usually get it wrong).
  • 2 avocados
  • the juice of half a large lemon 
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • a big handful of fresh basil (or use a big teaspoon of pesto)
  • salt & pepper

Put your pasta of choice on to cook - I used twirly, spiral pasta (technical term).
Roughly chop the avocados and, with the lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and salt & pepper, add to a blender and blend until smooth. (I used a hand-held blender).
Once your pasta is cooked, drain and stir the avocado paste through. The heat of the pasta warms the avocado.
And taadaaaa, eat :)

I've got some leftovers ready in the fridge for work and I am so excited! (By the time you read this I will have eaten said leftovers and I will be very happy).
What do you think about the sound of this? Let me know if you decide to give it a try :) x


  1. I'll be trying this out as soon as I dare venture to Morrisons in the snow!



  2. ooh i must've missed rosie's post but this sounds yummy & so easy! i literally always have at least one avocado in fridge because i love 'em that much. will have to give this a go :) xx

  3. Oooh this looks really easy and tasty :) xx

  4. This sounds so tasty, will definitely be trying it out!

    Zoe | zozeze.com x

  5. This sounds absolutely delicious!!! I must try this for lunches at work x



  7. This looks so yummy! I think I have some avocados too so I know what I'll be making for lunch lol :D

    PS. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. You don't have to do it if you don't want to but I wanted to let you know that I've been enjoying your blog! http://abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca/2013/01/versatile-blogger-award.html

  8. sounds delish might have to try this one!! x