Avocados are a highly nutritious fruit, that can be incredibly versatile in culinary uses such as avocado pasta.
This recipe is easy to make but should be eaten fairly soon after making it. Lemons can also be used instead of lime with the pasta.
You will also discover some interesting avocado benefits for you, which will encourage you to make this highly nutritious fruit a regular fixture in your diet.
* A medium sized avocado with the stone removed
* 2 cloves of garlic
* 1/2 a teaspoon of salt
* 1/5 a cup of basil
* 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
* 6 oz of pasta, rotini or spaghetti
* 1/2 a teaspoon of black pepper
* 1/2 a medium sized lime, juiced
The garlic is optional, if you are not a big fan of garlic then leave it out, or use it minimally.
Fill a medium sized saucepan between 1/3 and 1/2 full with water and put on the stove to boil. When it’s boiling, put in your pasta and turn the heat down to a moderate level. It should be cooked in approximately 8 minutes, but try a swirl or two approaching that time.
While the pasta is cooking, you can start to make the sauce. Open up your blender and put in the garlic, the extra virgin olive oil, and the lime or lemon juice.
Blend until the mixture becomes smooth, and then add the avocado (which you will have already chopped into smaller pieces), the salt and also the basil. Blend again until the contents are like a cream.
Once the pasta has boiled to your liking, remove it from the stove and drain in a colander. Put the pasta in a large bowl and pour the sauce from the blender on top. Mix with the wooden spoon, and/or toss, until the sauce and pasta have completely blended together.
Sprinkle in the black pepper and serve as soon as possible. This is best eaten hot or warm. Do not reheat. Now is that a simple avocado pasta recipe or what?
Benefits of Avocado
There are many benefits that can be obtained by including the avocado fruit in your diet, as it is high in nutrition. There may be slightly more avocado calories than there are in other popular fruits, but this difference should not put you off from eating them.
*Avocadoes are high in oleic acid, a monosaturated fatty acid that has been linked to reduced inflammation.
* Avocado is a rich source of vitamin B5, or pantothenic acid as it is otherwise known, just 3.5 oz of raw avocado can provide 28% of all the vitamin B5 you need in a day.
* Avocado is also rich in vitamins B6, B9 ( folate) and K, with a 3.5 oz serving of raw avocado providing you with 20% of the total dailr requirement of each of these.