Friday, October 7, 2011

Creamy Avocado Pasta care of "Oh She Glows" (VeganMoFo)

It was just last week that I discovered the blog “Oh She Glows”.  Check it out!  With so many great blogs out there containing original recipes, it is usually some time before I actually make something from any of them.   But after reading Angela’s post on her 15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta and with a ripe avocado beckoning me, I had to give her novel idea a try.   

Boy am I glad I did!  This recipe really only takes 15 minutes and it is downright delicious.  The sauce can easily be put together in the time it takes your pasta to cook.  The food processor does all the work for you, much like when making a pesto. 

Minor changes I made to Angela’s recipe for my purposes…
-     I used soba noodles that had a green color to them (I’m assuming they had spinach in them.  I threw out the package a while ago).
-     I only used a few small basil leaves because it was all I could get out of my dying plant
-     I added ½ a shallot to the sauce before blending, just for kicks
-     I topped my helping with a fresh tomato (I have lots on hand at the moment but you won’t hear me complaining one bit)

I used two garlic cloves (the recipe calls for 2-3) but I think next time I’ll just use one clove as long as it isn’t too wimpy in size.  This is a raw sauce so the garlic was pretty powerful. 

Because this makes two servings and should be eaten right away, I toted this to my mom’s house for our weekly sewing sesh and she loved it.  This recipe will definitely be in rotation during avocado season.  Thank you much, Oh She Glows!


  1. I LOVE avocado pasta! When I make my avocado sauce I go through my fridge and add every vegetable possible to the sauce. I've also been adding pumpkin to it as of late, and it is absolutely delicious (although the color is very weird). I want to try this recipe, next.

    PS - if you add 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice, it will keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

  2. She was one of my Favorite blogs! Such a good example of good health.
    I've never thought of putting avocado in pasta, but I love it on/in anything else. I think I just might have to try this recipe.