Avocado Pasta

  August 3, 2013  |    Blog>Recipes

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Ingredients:

  • ¼ c. whole wheat penne

Sauce ingredients:

  • Olive oil in a spray container (or olive oil cooking spray)
  • ¼ medium avocado
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 T. white vinegar
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • ½ T. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • salt (optional, to taste)
  • pinch of pepper

Tomato ingredients:

  • ¼ c. cherry tomato
  • 1 T. chopped basil

Directions:

  • In a medium mixing bowl, spritz a light, even coat of olive oil cooking spray on the cherry tomatoes, add a dash of pepper, and mix all together. Next place tomatoes on a baking sheet lightly sprayed with cooking spray and roast them on 450F for about 35-40 minutes or until they begin to wrinkle.
  • Meanwhile boil pasta in a large pot.
  • While pasta is boiling, place avocado, vinegar, honey, oil, garlic, and lemon juice in a blender or food processor on high until it is a liquid consistency. If the mixture is too thick, add a little water at a time until it becomes a liquid consistency.
  • Once tomatoes are roasted, pasta is boiled, and sauce is blended, mix the sauce, pasta, and tomatoes together. Garnish with chopped basil and a pinch of pepper and salt to taste. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (analysis without optional salt to taste): Serves: 1, Serving Size: 1/2 c.; Calories Per Serving: 179; Total Fat: 10g; Protein: 3g; Carbohydrate: 22g; Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 8g; Sodium: 7mg

*Additional serving suggestions: If you would like to make this a full meal, this delicious meal would go well with grilled chicken or salmon and steamed broccoli.
 

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