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Creamy Avocado Spaghetti

Creamy Avocado Spaghetti

I love avocados, and I love pasta with creamy sauces. It makes perfect sense to me to serve a bright green, creamy avocado sauce with my favorite thin spaghetti. Lemon juice, scallions, and parsley add some extra flavor to the ripe avocados. This sauce is delicious when lightly warmed. During the summertime, serve it cold for a refreshing, creamy treat.

Unlike traditional cream sauces made of heavy cream and cheese, you won’t have to worry about this sauce separating when you reheat the leftovers. This is a much healthier and lower calorie alternative to alfredo. Plus, it’s a gorgeous shade of green!

Creamy Avocado Spaghetti
Serves 4, Prep: 20 minutes

Ingredients
12 oz thin spaghetti
2 large ripe avocados
1/4 cup olive oil
2 clove garlic
2 stalks scallions – green and white parts
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped parsley
Salt and pepper

Directions
Cook thin spaghetti to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water, then set aside.

Blend the avocados, olive oil, garlic, scallions, and lemon juice with an immersion blender until smooth and creamy. A stand blender works too, but an immersion blender does the job and minimizes cleanup.

Stir the chopped parsley into the avocado mixture. Taste and season with salt and pepper. To serve this dish warm, transfer the avocado sauce to a small pot and warm it for a few minutes over low heat. A microwave also works well, but be careful not to overheat it.

Toss the spaghetti with the avocado sauce. You want just enough sauce to coat the pasta. Top with black pepper and garnish with parsley. Time to dig in!

Creamy Avocado Spaghetti

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  • Reply
    Mitzie Mee
    May 22, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Yummy! Like a pasta-guacamole. Avocados are perfect for adding a cream-free creamy touch. I’ve started adding avocados to my smoothies, which makes them taste like milkshakes:)

    • Reply
      wazwu
      May 28, 2015 at 9:41 am

      Exactly! Avocados are the best. Ooh, I haven’t tried adding avocados to smoothies. Must try that! Also, I think I should make a batch of avocado ice cream sometime. :)

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    ~ Carmen ~
    May 22, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    This look delectable. I’m vegetarian so this is the perfect recipe to impress anyone, really. Love the green. :]

    // โ–ฒ itsCarmen.com โ–ฒ

    • Reply
      wazwu
      May 28, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Thanks! I’m vegetarian too and a huge fan of avocados and all things green! ;)

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    Delicious Peace of Mind
    May 23, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Mmmm, looking lovely. Gotta try and make this with zucchini noodles ;)

    • Reply
      wazwu
      May 28, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Great idea! Green on green! Let me know how that turns out. :)

  • Reply
    annie lee
    May 23, 2015 at 9:21 am

    anything creamy and anything avocado already has my heart. omg this looks so good!

    • Reply
      wazwu
      May 28, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Thanks Annie! Haha, our hearts are in sync. I love all things creamy and all things avocado! :)

  • Reply
    Mrs C
    May 25, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Does it taste like pasta in light guacamole sauce? We love avocado.. and this looks yummy! I can try this one of these Fridays!

    • Reply
      wazwu
      May 28, 2015 at 9:44 am

      Let me know if you have a chance to try it! If you want more of a guacamole flavor, I would use cilantro and red onions instead of parsley and scallions. :)

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        Mrs C
        May 29, 2015 at 9:10 am

        Really? Ok, I’ll try cilantro and red onion. Normally to make guacamole I use parsley, a little garlic paste and a touch of tomato.

        • Reply
          wazwu
          May 29, 2015 at 9:16 am

          Mmm, that combination sounds tasty too!

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    vivalaViv
    May 26, 2015 at 8:07 am

    It looks fresh; light; healthy and yummy!!

    • Reply
      wazwu
      May 28, 2015 at 9:44 am

      Thanks so much! :)

  • Reply
    yanyanyum
    May 27, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Looks yummy!!! I love avocados too :)

    • Reply
      wazwu
      May 28, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Thanks! Avocados are the best! :D

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    Arielle
    August 8, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    I love your blog, your posts are amazing and everything looks so good! I just followed you, it would be great if we can support each other :) I can’t wait to read more <3

    • Reply
      wazwu
      August 10, 2015 at 9:57 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the kind words! I followed you too. It’s wonderful to connect with other bloggers! :)

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        Arielle
        August 10, 2015 at 10:12 am

        Thank you, you are so sweet! Yes, that’s why I love blogging so much :)

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