Satisfy your cravings for a rich and creamy pasta dish without compromising your vegan lifestyle with this indulgent Vegan Avocado Pasta recipe. This delightful plant-based creation combines the velvety smoothness of ripe avocados with aromatic garlic, zesty lemon, and a hint of spice to create a heavenly pasta sauce that’s both nutritious and full of flavor. Ready in just minutes, this Vegan Avocado Pasta is perfect for busy weeknights or when you need a quick and wholesome meal that’s sure to leave you feeling satisfied and nourished. Embrace the goodness of avocados and let’s whip up this delicious and guilt-free pasta delight!
Servings: Makes approximately 4 servings
- 12 oz (340g) whole wheat or gluten-free pasta (of your choice)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
- 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional, for a cheesy flavor)
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to your desired level of spiciness)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cherry tomatoes and extra basil leaves, for garnish (optional)
- Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
- In a food processor or blender, combine the ripe avocados, minced garlic, fresh basil, fresh parsley, unsweetened almond milk, fresh lemon juice, nutritional yeast (if using), red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
- Blend the ingredients until you have a smooth and creamy avocado sauce. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
- In a large mixing bowl, toss the cooked pasta with the avocado sauce, ensuring the pasta is evenly coated.
- If desired, garnish the Vegan Avocado Pasta with halved cherry tomatoes and extra basil leaves for a burst of color and freshness.
- Serve the Vegan Avocado Pasta immediately while it’s creamy and at its freshest.
Nutrition Facts per Serving (approximate values):
- Calories: 384
- Total Fat: 13g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 12mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 60g
- Dietary Fiber: 13g
- Sugars: 3g
- Protein: 12g