This pesto avocado pasta sauce is creamy and indulgent while still being healthy for you. It is easy to make at home for a convenient weekday dinner. This dairy free avocado sauce is packed with flavor and is suitable for multiple special diets!
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One of my new year’s resolution or goals was to eat more veggies as well as share more savory recipes on lifestyle of a foodie!
So here I am knocking both of these goals down together! Well I guess not really but since this pasta is healthy and totally green I like to think that it is packed with veggies.
Even though avocados are considered a fruit, they work wonders in this creamy avocado pasta!
If we are being completely honest, I am obsessed with avocados… Back when I lived in Algeria, avocados were a luxury that we did not have too often. But now that I am here I have it almost everyday! I have it in smoothies, on toast, in pasta, and even in healthy desserts!
So you can definitely see how obsessed I am with avocados!
What makes this creamy avocado pasta sauce so special?
I love answering this question for all my recipes, and it is no different for this one!
This easy avocado sauce for pasta comes together in literally less than 10 minutes. Where are my fellow “I don’t feel like cooking dinner tonight” friends?! This one is for you. It only requires you to throw all the ingredients in a blender or a food processor and blend for a couple of minutes and tadaa!
By the time your pasta is cooked this sauce will be ready waiting to be drizzled on top of the mounds of carbs!
So besides, this sauce being so so quick to make it is also very healthy and vegan! So for all those with special diets that they need to follow, you can easily incorporate this basil avocado sauce into your lunches or dinners without feeling much guilt.
What ingredients to I need to make this vegan avocado pasta sauce?
To make this healthy pasta sauce you will need:
- Olive oil
- Lemon Juice
- Whole grain dijon mustard
- Garlic cloves
- Sea salr
- Sun dried tomatoes
tools needed to make the avocado pasta sauce
Blender of food processor
A pot to cook your pasta in, and that’s about it!
How to make avocado pasta sauce?
First, add all your ingredients (except the sun dried tomatoes and pasta) to a food processor or a blender until smooth.
Cook the pasta according to the package direction while you’re making the avocado pasta sauce.
Check the vegan avocado sauce consistency.
If it’s too thick add more water ( 1 tablespoon at a time).
If it’s too thin add more avocado.
When the pasta is ready, place it in a bowl or back in the pot you cooked it in and top it with the avocado sauce and the sun dried tomatoes .
Stir until everything is coated with the sauce.
Serve with a side of roasted vegetables or grilled chicken breast.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Should I have this healthy pasta with avocado sauce hot or cold?
Well another thing that makes this pesto avocado pasta sauce so special is its versatility!
You can have this lunch or dinner either hot or cold depending on your preference. I personally prefer to have my avocado pasta warm, but when I am on-the-go I tend to have it cold and it hits the spot perfectly 🙂
What pasta should I use?
When it comes to pasta, I went with whole wheat penne. Using whole wheat will give your easy weeknight dinner a boost of nutrition without any extra time spent in the kitchen.
You can go with any pasta you have at home though, I have made this recipe using spaghetti, farfalle, fusilli… etc.
This healthy dinner option is supposed to be healthy and convenient so you could really use whatever you have in your pastry for a quick hassle free dinner or meal prep!
Healthy avocado pasta sauce – An easy weeknight recipe
When I made this pesto avocado pasta, we devoured it on its own right away… It’s that good trust me 😉
But if you want to make a whole meal out of it, you could either serve it with a side of roasted veggies if you are trying to keep this vegan or go with grilled chicken breast.
Chicken breast actually goes so so well with avocado pesto sauce. So give it a try and let me know in the comments how you liked it 🙂 !
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Pesto avocado pasta sauce |Easy Dinners
Pesto avocado pasta sauce |Easy Dinners
- blender or a food processor
- 2 medium avocados
- ¼ cup chopped up basil
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ tablespoon whole grain dijon mustard use regular dijon mustard if you do not have whole grain
- 3 medium garlic cloves
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 3 tablespoon water to thin out
- 3 tablespoon diced sun dried tomatoes
- 8 oz uncooked pasta
- In a blender or food processor, add all the ingredients together except the sun dried tomatoes. Puree until smooth.
- If your mixture is too thick and is not pureeing properly add in mote water one tablespoon at a time.
- I usually prepare this vegan avocado sauce while the pasta is boiling since it comes together so quickly.
- Boil the pasta according to the instructions on the package. When ready, drain the pasta and put it in a large bowl or back in the pot you cooked it in and add the pesto avocado sauce and the sun dried tomatoes. Gently toss the pasta to coat it with the vegan avocado sauce. and serve immediately 🙂
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