Green Goddess Avocado Pasta (vegan)

Main Dishes, Vegan

This has to be one of my favourite pasta dishes on earth! Brimming with flavour from fresh garlic, mounds of fresh basil, lemon juice and zest in a base of healthy avocados all from Nature’s Fare Markets, this vegan sauce is velvety rich without the guilt.

If you want to take it a step further in the ‘healthy’ department, substitute half of the noodles for zucchini noodles just like I did in the picture above (you can make them in a spiralizer in a flash).  Of course you can substitute ALL of them for zucchini noodles should you wish, but I like everything in moderation and still enjoy the substance of the pasta noodles: healthy eating doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing!

 

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The sauce is made in a food processor or blender in seconds and requires zero cooking, a busy mom’s dream come true! If you don’t have garlic-infused olive oil on hand just use a really good olive oil. Nature’s Fare Markets has the best selection of these ingredients along with alternates to the traditional wheat pasta should you want a gluten-free or other type of pasta to put in here! Garnish it with additional fresh basil leaves or a generous handful of arugula, or a grilled piece of salmon if you wish.
Serves 2-3

 

Ingredients:

  • 250 g. dry spaghetti noodles*
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and skin removed
  • 1 large clove of garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic infused olive oil (I used Maison Orphée brand) **
  • 1 tsp. sea salt (or to taste)
  • ½ c. packed fresh basil leaves
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon rind
  • extra basil leaves or arugula for serving
 *you can substitute half, or all, of the noodles with zucchini noodles by spiralizing a zucchini (I used 2 c. of spriralized zucchini as a sub for half of the noodles).  Simply sauté the zucchini in a drizzle of olive oil until it is cooked but still slightly crisp, about 2-3 minutes, and add it to the sauce when you add the pasta.
** substitute regular extra virgin olive oil if you don’t have garlic infused olive oil

 

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Add the pasta once the water is boiling.
  2. Meanwhile, combine all of the remaining ingredients in a food processor (a mini one will do as there arent many ingredients). Process until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  3. Place the sauce mixture in a medium bowl, and once the pasta is cooked al dente, add the noodles to the sauce bowl with a set of tongs. Mix with the tongs to combine,adding a bit more of the pasta water if needed should the sauce be too thick (the pasta water is the BEST for adding a velvety texture to a too-thick pasta).
  4. Serve with a handful of fresh arugula leaves or fresh basil leaves.

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8 Comments on “Green Goddess Avocado Pasta (vegan)”

  1. Linda Spence

    Oh this looks fantastic. I have adult vegan kids and adult “regular” kids and I’m vegetarian. Something for the whole family. And twin one year old grandsons who I am sure will love it as well. Thanks.

  2. Courtney

    Hi Tori!

    I made this for my supper tonight and it was so easy to whip up while my 2 year old daughter was eating her supper in her highchair! I didn’t have any garlic infused olive oil so I used a Jalapeño infused one instead. I used some pasta noodles and some zucchini noodles and it is absolutely delicious!! Thank you for posting this super easy, delicious and healthy pasta dish! I will definitely be making it again and again! 🙂

  3. Pat

    Hi Tori,
    I made the green godess avocado pasta for dinner tonight. It was so delicious!
    Thank you for all the wonderful recipes you provide for us, they are excellent ! I so appreciate always finding the perfect recipe on your site.

  4. Evelyn

    I love the simplicity of the ingredients in this recipe! It was so easy to whip up and my kids (3 and 18 months) loved it! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

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