15-Minute Avocado Pasta! This pasta comes together so quickly with few ingredients and no fancy equipment needed! It’s hard to believe, but you only need avocado for the creamy avocado sauce. No butter or cream, just avocado! Super easy that it can be made in less than 15 minutes is a real bonus, especially during the week. Fast, fresh and so easy. The longest part of this recipe is cooking the pasta. The avocado “sauce” is made in minutes.
Makes 2 generous servings
YOU WILL NEED
8 ounces dry pasta
1 medium tomato, diced
1 green onion, finely sliced
1 large ripe avocado
1/4 teaspoon finely grated garlic
Juice from 1/4 of a lemon
Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Once cooked, reserve 1/2 cup of hot pasta water then drain pasta.
Mash avocado in a large bowl. Stir in the garlic and lemon juice then season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Stir in a 1/4-cup of the reserved pasta water. Add pasta, tomatoes, and green onion then toss until the pasta is completely coated by the sauce. If the sauce is too thick, add a little more pasta water.
How to Make the Best Avocado Pasta
The great thing about this recipe is that in the time the pasta takes to cook, you can make the creamy avocado sauce.
Simply add avocado to a bowl and mash really well with a fork.
Side Note—A ripe avocado is best for this, otherwise there won’t be much flavor. An avocado is ripe when it gives slightly when squeezed.
Add a little flavor — we like fresh garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. A microplane helps with the garlic — If you don’t have one, just mince the garlic finely. Use a fork to mash everything together. You can also use a food processor!
Once the pasta is cooked, add a little pasta water to thin out the sauce. Then throw in tomatoes, chopped green onion, and the cooked pasta. After a good toss, the sauce should coat the pasta — if you need too, you can add a little more water to thin things out a bit.
That’s it! Your very own bowl of creamy avocado pasta.