Creamy Avocado Spinach Pasta
Servings Prep Time
4people 5-10minutes
Cook Time
12minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 5-10minutes
Cook Time
12minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Fill a large stovetop pot halfway with water. Add a good pinch of salt and bring to a boil.
  2. Add in penne (or pasta of your choice) and let boil for 10-12 minutes (depending on your preferred tenderness).
  3. Meanwhile, in a blender (a Vitamix or other power blender is perfect here) add oil, avocado, garlic, parmesan, spinach, pine nuts, lemon, and salt and pepper.
  4. Blend all on the lowest setting (setting 1 for Vitamix), until everything is well incorporated. Slowly increase to the highest blender setting (Vitamix 10) and blend until the sauce is creamy and smooth (about 45 seconds). Set aside. *If you find the sauce a touch thick or the blender blades become stuck, add in a tablespoon or two of pasta water. That should do the trick!
  5. Returning to the pasta—a minute or two before the pasta is fully cooked, toss frozen corn into the same pot. Let cook for a minute or two before draining the pasta and corn in a large colander. Toss back into the pot.
  6. Using a spatula, add the creamy avocado sauce to the pasta and corn and stir until well coated. Be sure to taste at this point, adding salt and pepper as needed.
  7. Serve with grated parmesan and a sprinkle of pine nuts.
Recipe Notes

If you don’t have a power blender, like the Vitamix or Ninja, I’m sure a regular old blender will do just fine (though I would expect the sauce to be less creamy and smooth – try it and let me know!).

A good food processor would likely do the job.

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