With only a few ingredients, this linguine with avocado pasta sauce is incredibly easy to prepare! It’s a great weeknight meal but fancy enough to serve for a nice dinner. The California Avocado sauce for pasta works great for your choice of any pasta.
Pasta with Light Avocado Cream Sauce
Vitamin A 35 mcg; Vitamin C 9 mg; Calcium 165 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 1 mcg; Folate 197 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 15%; Iron 20 %; Vitamin D 6%
Ingredients2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled 1 cup baby spinach, packed 1 1/4 cups fat-free evaporated milk 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground pepper 1/4 tsp. garlic powder 1/8 tsp. cayenne, or more to taste 1 lb. linguine, or other pasta Parmesan, shaved, for serving Cracked black pepper, for serving
- In a blender or food processor, puree avocados, spinach, evaporated milk and lemon juice.
- Pour mixture into saucepan and heat on medium-low. Add in salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne. Taste and add seasonings to taste.
- Meanwhile, heat salted water in a large pot and cook linguine or other pasta per package directions. Drain water from pasta.
- When avocado mixture is warm and heated through toss with drained pasta and serve with cracked black pepper and shaved parmesan.
Serving Suggestion: You can keep it vegetarian or add shrimp or chicken to add a little more protein. Either way, this dish is fabulous. Easy enough to make for a weeknight quick dinner, but fancy enough to serve to guests.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
Did You Know?
You can’t always tell if an avocado is ripe just by its color.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados