Creamy Avocado Pasta - a creamy sauce made with avocados, spinach, basil and cherry tomato's. A satisfying and delicious pasta dish, without the guilt. It makes a great lunch or dinner and the kids will love it.
Avocado has an insane amount of health benefits! It is packed with more potassium than bananas, loaded with healthy fats, high in fibre, rich in vitamin C and packed full of anti oxidant.
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400 grams whole wheat pasta (I used rotini)
1 avocado, pip removed and sliced
1 avocado (for the pesto)
2 cups cherry tomato, halved
Juice of 1 lemon
1 garlic clove
1 ½ cups fresh basil
3 cups baby spinach
¼ teaspoon salt
Add 4 cups of water to a large pot and bring to boil. Add a pinch of salt and the pasta. Stir gently. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the pasta is soft. Remove from heat and drain the water.
To make the pesto, add 1 avocado, lemon juice, garlic clove, 1 cup of basil, baby spinach and salt to a food processor and blend until smooth.
In a large bowl, add the pasta, pesto, sliced avocado, cherry tomato's and remainder of the basil. Toss everything together until evenly coated. Season to taste with more salt.
This salad can be kept covered in the fridge.