Kristen's Recipes


Title:   Creamy Avocado Pasta ****
Category:   Main Dishes - Clean (Only natural/organic ingredients), Vegetarian
From:   Other
1 medium ripe avocado- pitted
1/2 lime
2 garlic cloves
1/4 jalapeno
1/4 c packed basil
1 c spinach
1 t kosher salt
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c freshly grated parmesan
1 lb. whole wheat spaghetti
1 c spinach
Basil leaves to garnish, optional
Directions:   Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still al dente 9-11 minutes. Drain and reserve 1 cup of the cooking water. Put the cup of spinach in the bottom of a serving bowl and place the spaghetti on top and toss for a few minutes to wilt the spinach.

While the pasta is cooking make the avocado sauce. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh from the avocado and place in a food processor. Zest the lime and add along with the basil, lime juice, garlic, jalapeno, basil, spinach, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.

Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss everything together adding a little cooking water to loosen the sauce as needed. Top with the grated parmesan and basil and serve.
Makes:   4 servings