Avocado Pasta

avocado-bacon-pasta-15This creamy avocado pasta with bacon is ready in less than 30 minutes for an easy meal that is perfect for summer.

I love avocados. Like really really love them. It’s one of those loves where if I meet someone who doesn’t like avocados I almost want to say I can’t be friends with them. Not that I’ve done that.avocado-bacon-pasta-9

One of my favorite things to eat is mashed avocado on toast. This avocado pasta is a similar idea. The creamy sauce comes together easily in a food processor.

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I especially love the summery green color of this dish. I paired it with some bacon since avocado and bacon go so well together. I guess if you want to go a healthier route, you could probably pair it with tomatoes.avocado-bacon-pasta-5

Speaking of healthy, I’ve been using the Fitbit for a few months now and I’ve come to the conclusion that their 10,000 steps daily goal is really hard to achieve. When we were on vacation it was easy to rack up those steps since we spent the entire day walking around doing touristy things. But it takes me nearly 2 hours of continuous walking to walk 10,000 steps, which is a huge chunk out of the day! I can see people who live downtown and can easily walk to places or take public transportation might be able to achieve the 10,000 steps goal, but I’m not one of those people so this Fitbit goal is pretty unrealistic. I wish there was a way to adjust it so I don’t feel so bad when I view my stats.

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Back to this pasta. This pasta is for the serious avocado lover. It’s pretty much pure avocado, with a little seasoning and oil to make it less chunky and add some more flavor. It’s super easy to make and I’ll be making it again soon.

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Avocado Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz uncooked pasta
  • 3 strips of bacon
  • 1 1/2 ripe avocados (pit and skin removed)
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. On the stove, bring water in a pot to boil and add in pasta, cooking to desired doneness. Drain and set aside. In a pan, cook bacon to desired doneness. Chop bacon to bite sized pieces.

2. In a food processor or blender, add remaining ingredients. Blend on high speed until creamy sauce forms. Add salt and pepper as needed and mix again. If you would like a more liquid sauce, you can add a little more olive oil. I preferred mine to be thicker.

3. Toss pasta, avocado sauce and bacon. Serve immediately.

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16 comments on “Avocado Pasta”

  1. I like this pasta idea! I hate breaking out the blender or food processor sometimes, but it would make it easier to get a saucy consistency for the avocado. I have had a Jawbone fitness tracker, and I can get to 10,000 steps if I take a brisk 30 minute walk on normal working days. My sister-in-law has a Fitbit; I’ll have to ask her how much walking she does to get 10,000 steps a day.

    • I hate breaking out the food processor or blender too, but it does make the sauce creamier. Hmm, really 30 mins? I usually take a brisk walk in the evening for about 25 minutes and I only get about 2500 steps. maybe I’m walking too slow!

  2. This is a great way to use avocados! It sounds delicious.

  3. That looks so good! I can see trying this with many varieties of pasta.

  4. OMG, I don’t even think I do  2,000 steps a day. Well, that should hopefull change once we go on our roadtrip since we will be doing a lot of walking.

    This is a great recipe incorporating ingredients that both TC and Bert loves in one dish. Can’t wait to make this for them.

    • I hope they like it! I’m sure you walk 2000 in a day! I usually can get about 2,000-4,000 without actively trying. but it’s really hard to get beyond that, except on vacation when I’m doing a ton of walking

  5. If you don’t have cayenne pepper, substitute with Chili powder and picante (medium). Add sour cream to make it creamier. Great recipe!

  6. What a perfect summery dish! I am going to feature this in my weekly link love and I am going to try to make this soon!

  7. Do you think this would be good with zucchini noodles?

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