Creamy Avocado Pasta

This weekend has been fairly short, given that I had to work Saturday morning, but I still managed to get some cooking done.

I’m still trying to go through what I have around the kitchen, and use up things that are close to going off, or just need using up.

So today, after a very wet and windy walk for a coffee with a friend, I headed back home and made a decision. But, before I went home I went via Eric Kayser to get some ciabatta bread.

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I made some mushroom-tempeh “meatballs” last week, from The Colorful Kitchen cookbook, and needed to use them up too. Ilene has a meatball sub type sandwich in her cookbook which gave me an idea.

I heated the balls up in a frying pan, and slice the ciabatta in half. I grated some vegan cheese onto the ciabatta, and then stuck it on the pan to warm up. After the mushroom balls were heated through, I put them on top of the cheese and drizzled homemade barbecue sauce on them. It was the perfect lunch.

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I’ve seen loads of recipes for pureed avocado used as a pasta sauce, but they usually added spinach or kale. I had neither of things, nor did I want to buy any as I know the spinach wouldn’t have been used before it wilted. I decided to try my own concoction, and see how it went.

Needless to say, it went pretty well (otherwise I wouldn’t be posting it here)! The best thing with an avocado sauce is that you can literally just have anything in your pasta. I had some cherry tomatoes that I grilled in a grill pan, until they started to char, and tossed them in with the pasta and avocado sauce.

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I’ll keep this short, as I’m getting up early tomorrow for a run. Less than two weeks until the Women’s Five, and I’m not 5k ready yet.

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado
2 cloves garlic
1 spring onion, chopped
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
salt and pepper

  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor, and whiz until smooth. Season to taste and whiz again.
  2. Toss with cooked pasta, and veggies of choice.

Easy peasy!

One Comment Add yours

  1. Clive Saffery says:

    simple and delicious

    Like

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