Creamy Avocado Pasta
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Creamy Avocado Pasta

This quick vegetarian pasta is tossed in a creamy avocado sauce that is to-die-for yummy, then drizzled with balsamic dressing for an extra level of flavor! A healthy and satisfying summer dish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword avocado, pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bow tie pasta, cooked al dente according to package instructions and drained
  • balsamic salad dressing (optional)
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese or Italian cheese blend
  • 1 avocado, roughly mashed with a fork
  • juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1 T)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • optional: fresh parsley or other herbs, tomatoes, additional cheese

Instructions

  • In a food processor or blender combine mashed avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, and salt and pepper and pulse until smooth. Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.
  • Add cooked pasta to a large bowl. Toss with avocado sauce until coated well. Add cheese and stir to combine.
  • Serve pasta at room temp or cold. Add tomatoes, fresh herbs, and additional cheese if desired. Drizzle with balsamic salad dressing immediately before eating.