Photo Credit to Angela of Oh She Glows Blog
Avocado is one of my favorite fruits. In fact, I love it so much that I can easily cut one in half and eat from both halves with a spoon. No seasoning needed. What I also love about avocado is that it’s a healthy fat and in fact, can even be substituted for butter in a lot of recipes. So when I saw this recipe for a 15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta by Angela, the creator of the Oh She Glows Blog, I was really excited to share it with you. This recipe is a great alternative to traditional pasta and if you’re someone looking for a quick, healthy and delicious meal option, preparing this dish in 15 minutes is a snap. Click here to see the original recipe post.
If you have a chance, be sure to explore more of Oh She Glows. What I really like about this blog is that Angela really serves as an inspiration for those who are struggling to find their way to taking up a healthy lifestyle. Read about her struggle with having an eating disorder and finally being able to make healthy life changes in her Before and After story. These changes included following a vegan and mostly unprocessed food diet that are reflected in her recipes as well as developing a love for running. Angela also made a career change inspired by this new outlook on life that included opening a vegan bakery called Glo Bakery.
For those of you who are currently trying to find your way, Angela is definitely an example of the possibilities that you, too, can also look forward to.
15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta
1 medium sized ripe avocado, pitted
1/2 lemon, juiced + lemon zest to garnish
1-3 garlic cloves, to taste
1/2 tsp HimalaSalt, Primordial Himalayan Sea Salt or to taste
1/4 cup fresh basil (optional)
Simply Organic, Black Pepper or freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Bring several cups of water to a boil in a medium sized pot. Add in your pasta, reduce heat to medium, and cook until al dente, about 8-10 minutes or follow directions on package.
- Meanwhile, make the sauce by placing the garlic cloves, lemon juice, and olive oil into a food processor. Process until smooth. Now add in the pitted avocado, basil, and salt. Process until smooth and creamy.
- When pasta is done cooking, drain and rinse in a strainer and place pasta into a large bowl. Pour on sauce and toss until fully combined. Garnish with lemon zest and black pepper. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.
Please note: This dish does not reheat well due to the avocado in the sauce. Please serve immediately.
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