Creamy Avocado Pasta with Vegetables

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
Avocado Pasta with tomatoes and asparagus tips

Pump up your plate of pasta with fresh and flavorful foods! Twirl your fork into fiber-rich whole wheat spaghetti dressed with a rich and creamy pasta sauce made from wholesome ingredients. Tossed with bright cherry tomatoes and crisp asparagus tips, this healthy Creamy Avocado Pasta recipe is a plant-based dinner that the whole family will love!

How to Make Avocado Pasta Sauce

If you’re looking for more Meatless Monday meal ideas, this nutritious and delicious dish is the perfect option. It features a rich and creamy homemade pasta sauce prepared with the flesh of an avocado, plus some flavorful accompaniments like olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. It’s simple to make, yet complex in flavor!

To make it, simply grab your blender and combine one avocado with a quarter-cup of fresh basil leaves, one tablespoon of olive oil, the juice of half a lemon, one clove of minced garlic and two tablespoons of water. Bend it until it’s smooth and creamy, then toss it with one cup of cooked whole wheat pasta and sautéed vegetables. A garish of parmesan cheese completes this healthy and hearty meal!

Healthy Hack: While we add sautéed cherry tomatoes and asparagus tips to this recipe, you can always feel free to swap in your own favorite non-starchy veggies instead! The pasta dinner would be delicious with many other options, including onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, zucchini and so much more. Feel free to get creative and make this family-friendly meal your own!

Avocado Pasta on Nutrisystem

Creamy Avocado Pasta with tomatoes and asparagus tips

This dish makes two servings, so it’s a great option if you’re losing with on the Nutrisystem Partner Plan! Split it with your weight loss buddy, or save the second serving for a quick and easy meal tomorrow.

Each serving of this Creamy Avocado Pasta with Vegetables contains 378 calories. Be sure to log it in your NuMi journal to stay on track with your daily meal plan! You can log one serving as one SmartCarb, two PowerFuels, one Extra and half of a Vegetable serving. It’s the perfect Flex dinner!

More Healthy Pasta Recipes

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Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 378

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 2 PowerFuels, 1 Extra and ½ Vegetable

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat spaghetti, cooked
  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • ½ cup asparagus tips
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Heat ½ tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add asparagus tips and cherry tomatoes. Cook until soft.
  2. In a blender, combine avocado, basil, remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and water. Blend until smooth.
  3. Toss spaghetti and avocado sauce until well mixed. Stir in vegetables. Garnish with parmesan cheese before serving.
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