Instagram can be such a great inspiration for new dishes! This week I scrolled a cross a pasta dish with avocado sauce by @TinasHealthyWorld. While I didn't exactly follow her instructions... I do have to give her credit for the Inso because I wouldn't have made the dish without thinking "damn, that looks good!"
If you do plan on making this dish, I don't recommend storing leftovers! The avocado starts to taste... a bit old. So this pasta is best eating fresh!
- Large Pot
- Medium Bowl
- Cutting Board
- 16 oz Rotini Pasta
- 1/4 Cup Pasta Water
- 2 Whole Hass Avocados
- 1 tspn Garlic Powder
- 1 tspn Oregano
- 2 Tbspn Olive Oil
- 1/2 tspn Vinegar
- 2 Whole Plum Tomatoes
- 1 Cup Packed Spinach
- 1/4 Cup Cilantro
- Kosher Salt
- Ground Black Pepper
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 (1 cup) servings.
- Put two quarts of water to boil, salted enough that it tastes like the ocean. Boil Pasta for 7-8, or package instructions for "al dente." When done boiling, reserve 1/2 a cup of pasta water. Drain water, and run pasta under cold water to stop cooking.
- In the mean time make the sauce. Peel and mash avocado, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, oregano, garlic, olive oil, and vinegar. Add 1 Tablespoon of pasta water to avocado paste at a time until you get a smooth consistency.
- Dice tomatoes, roughly chop spinach and cilantro.
- Mix everything together and serve!
Some Toppings that would be great with this dish!
Roasted Chickpeas (Great substitute for croutons!)
Mozarella or Parmesan Cheese
Get Creative Guys! Let me know how you changed this creation up!