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Quick and Easy Avocado Pasta Recipe

You won’t believe how quick and easy this avocado pasta is! It comes together so quickly — you only need 15 minutes. Plus, no fancy equipment is required. Jump to the Avocado Pasta Recipe or watch our quick recipe video showing you how to make it.

It’s hard to believe, but you only need avocado for the creamy avocado sauce. No butter or cream, just avocado! I love how easy this is and the fact that I can make it in less than 15 minutes is a real bonus, especially during the week. We love this recipe so much that we’ve even made a version swapping sweet potato noodles for the pasta.

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How to Make the Best Avocado Pasta (Vegan)

The great thing about this recipe is that in the time the pasta takes to cook, we can make the creamy avocado sauce.

Quick and Easy Avocado Pasta Recipe

Just add avocado to a bowl and mash well with a fork.

A ripe avocado is ripe is best for this, otherwise there won’t be much flavor. An avocado is ripe when it gives slightly when squeezed. You can see our tips for buying, cutting and storing avocados here.

For flavor, we love fresh garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. A Microplane helps with the garlic — If you don’t have one, mince the garlic finely. Use a fork to mash everything together. You can also use a food processor, but we hate cleaning it, so a fork is our go-to.

How to make vegan avocado pasta -- Mash avocado and then add water

To turn the avocado mash into a sauce, add a bit of hot pasta water. Then, to finish, throw in tomatoes, chopped green onion, and 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.

How to make vegan avocado pasta -- Mash avocado and then add water

That’s it! Your very own bowl of creamy avocado pasta.

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Recipe updated, originally posted February 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear and added a quick recipe video. – Adam and Joanne

Quick and Easy Avocado Pasta Recipe

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Avocado pasta is fast, fresh, and simple. The longest part of this recipe is cooking the pasta. The avocado “sauce” is made in minutes. In the recipe, we call for grated garlic. To do this, we use a Microplane grater. If you do not have one at home, mince the garlic very finely before adding to the sauce. Choosing avocados can be a little tricky, for our tips, see our thoughts on how we choose and store avocados.

Makes 4 (1 cup) 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 a quarter of a lemon

Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Directions

    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 sauce coats the pasta. If the sauce is too thick, add a little more pasta water.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Nutrition Facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

Nutrition Per Serving: Serving Size About 1 cup, 1/4 of the recipe / Calories 295 / Total Fat 7.7g / Saturated Fat 1.5g / Cholesterol 5.1mg / Sodium 593.4mg / Carbohydrate 47.4g / Dietary Fiber 4.6g / Total Sugars 2.7g / Protein 9.6g
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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  • Blanche January 20, 2019, 2:37 pm

    Just made this for lunch and it was delicious. The only thing I added was Locatelli Romano grating cheese.

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