Monday, April 30, 2012

Spinach avocado pasta

Avocado is many of our favorite. I usually prepare guacamole, chapathis. This time I tried with pasta which turned out very yum!!! When searched in Google, I got the recipe with basil. Actually I wanted to use fresh basil instead of spinach but I didn't have that, so tried spinach which was also very tasty.

If you are using basil you can just pulse it. No need to cook. Spinach avocado pasta was very creamy without butter and cheese. A very quick recipe indeed.


Ingredients:

  • Pasta - 2 cups
  • Spinach - 1/4 cup
  • Avocado - 1
  • Garlic - 2
  • Olive oil - 1 tbsp
  • Pepper and salt - to taste
  • Lemon juice - 2 tbsp


Method:

Boil the pasta as per package instruction. Drain it.

Heat a small pan add a tsp of oil with spinach and garlic. Saute till it is cooked. Using a food processor or blender pulse the spinach with ripe avocado, olive oil, pepper, salt and lemon juice. Pulse till creamy. Mix this creamy mixture with cooked pasta. Serve immediately.

Note:

If you like it to be spicy, add green chillies or jalapenos with spinach while frying.

49 comments:

Jyoti said...

Wow.. That's innovative and real quick.. Love pasta.. I could with a little sprinkling of Parmesan cheese

S.Menaga said...

what a lovely combo!! looks delicious...

Akila said...

wow innovative n colourful n healthy one...

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Anonymous said...

Good Healthy one Anu.. Raji.

faseela said...

wow...that was a lovely try...yummy pasta....

Julie said...

Very healthy try on pasta,nice greeny color!
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Hema said...

Love that green color, very tempting..

Nisha said...

Ah, I saw this just in time. Past one week I've been delaying making anything with avocado & I keep wondering everyday if they're spoiling. Now it's high time I used them!

Maayeka said...

Very innovative ...never thought of this before..avacado in pasta ..great!!

Sravs said...

Super delightful pasta !! Perfect combo and appetizing one !!

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Suja Manoj said...

Innovative recipe,looks lovely..yum

Alida said...

Lovely combination, I will try this soon. X

Sobha Shyam said...

what a lovely idea...avocado in pasta sounds great..sure will try this out :)

Cathleen said...

This looks perfect! So healthy. I LOVE the color!

sangeetha said...

very delicious n healthy combo...i could imagine the taste with spinach n avocados,yummy!will it make it sometime with penne pasta :)

Luckie said...

Wow! I'm going to try this with both spinach and basil, and use some brown rice pasta for a vegan gluten-free dish! I adore anything with spinach, basil, and avocado.

R said...

love the color, delicious stuff.

Honey said...

this looks so incredible and healthy. i could only imagine how it tastes. beautiful photo.

Asiya @ Chocolate & Chillies said...

Looks great! I made a very similar pasta today without the spinach! Just discovered your blog and now your newest follower!

Rasi said...

love the color.. should try it!

Elpiniki said...

Amazing color! Looks so yummy!

Priya said...

Super catchy and healthy pasta..green pasta looks absolutely incredible.

radha said...

Delicious pasta.

Spice up the Curry said...

wow delicious looking pasta . love the bright green color. prefect for spring

Gayathri NG said...

Healthy n interesting combo, sounds great!!

Patricia said...

This sounds so good! I love pesto AND avocado. Never thought of this type of combo before. Bravo!

SouthIndianHome said...

Nice combo.Looks delicious

Anonymous said...

made it tonight, husband loved it. I actually liked it better after it was refrigerated a while--guess it became a pasta - avocado - spinach salad. It was delicious hot or cold!

easyfoodsmith said...

WOW! You have given such a healthy and delicious spin to the pasta. Thanks for sharing...I am surely going to make this for my daughter's lunch pack :)

Smitha said...

healthy combination...lovely green color too!

Anonymous said...

looks delicious! will try that soon since is very easy to do.
ps: the pasta in the picture is called "fusilli" not "penne" ;-P

Las Vegas Farmers Market said...

I am on a cleanse, no pasta so will use spagetti squash. Can't wait. Yummmo.

kala said...

wowwww never heard about such a healthy pastaa...

Mahi said...

Colorful pasta...looks yummy!

seema said...

The pasta was pretty good. I'd definitely add some heat to it and some sauteed cherry tomatoes would be a good touch too. Thanks for the idea!

Kelly said...

when you say 2 garlics do you mean 2 pieces from one garlic or two whole garlic?

Anu said...

Kelly it is 2 cloves that is 2 pieces from one garlic

Anonymous said...

How much spinach raw? i assume its 1/4 cooked spinach

Anu said...

To anonymous
yes it is 1/4 cup cooked spinach.1/2 cup raw spinach will yield 1/4 cooked one.

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Anonymous said...

Is it two cups of cooked or uncooked pasta? Thanks!

Anu said...

Anonymous

It is 2 cup of uncooked pasta.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Sounds great ...healthy pasta

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Janani said...

I love avocados didn't know that I could add to this hmm nice idea yaar.

Vanessa T. said...

This looks amaazing! :)

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Candy said...

Will this be ok if I don't have garlic or a blender?

Anu Anand said...

Candy it is ok if you skip garlic but blender I don't think so, but there is a way of trying chop spinach finely and mash the avocados and try. Hope this helps.

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