Avocado Pasta

6 Mar

I think this would end up as a good after-Thanksgiving meal, actually. When we go to our favorite barbecue place, we order a little extra smoked turkey to chop up and throw in with whatever we’re cooking, and it goes VERY nicely in this pasta. I think it would also be good with a little crumbled bacon, or maybe use bacon grease in place of the olive oil, or maybe top it with a fried egg. As written, it’s an extremely light meal and totally vegan. Personally, I found it a little too light, but then again, I’m currently breastfeeding two children, so I don’t exactly have a normal appetite.

Any type of pasta works well. We’ve done spaghetti and chunky pasta, and even some of the higher quality ramen noodles. I think with toddlers, chunky pastas are the easiest for little forks.

You can also swap the lime juice for lemon, depending on what you have on hand. And if you have fresh lemons or limes, some zest would not be amiss!

The Recipe

Start a pot of water boiling on the stove. Add:

  • 1 box/bag of pasta

While it cooks, scoop into a food processor or blender:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1-2 tsps lime juice (to taste) or juice of one lime plus 1/2 tsp zest
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt

Pulse until smooth. When pasta is cooked, mix the sauce with the pasta and throw in any desired toppings (smoked turkey, crispy egg, bacon crumbles, etc).

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