May

23

2013

Bianca’s Guest Test Kitchen

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Creamy Avocado Pasta

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Bianca's Test Kitchen - The Duo Dishes

May’s guest spot comes from my beloved sister, Bianca! Chrystal and I recently paid her a visit in Portland, where we ate ourselves into an oblivion. Bianca, who is a vegan that enjoys a helping of cheese from time to time, showed us a great time around the “Green City.” During our trip, she excitedly agreed to share one of her original vegan recipes with us. This one that she picked features one of our favorite food items, avocados! We can’t wait to try it out for ourselves. Here’s B with more.

“I absolutely love to cook but I rarely have time to do so. The dish I chose is one of my favorites because it is so quick and easy but full of flavor. This dish is a combination of two of my favorite things, guacamole and pasta! I call it creamy avocado pasta and I made this recipe up myself because as a vegan I was always thinking up different and creative ways to eat vegetables. Plus I LOVE avocados! This dish can be served hot or cold, as a side or on its own. For the meat eaters out there strips of grilled chicken would probably be an excellent addition.

Creamy Avocado Pasta – Serves about 2

Half box of any pasta you like, I prefer whole wheat angel hair pasta
2 avocados
1 cup fresh chopped cilantro plus some extra for garnish
3 cloves garlic
1/4 of a small red onion
Juice of one lime
1 cup of water from cooking pasta
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1. Bring lightly salted water to boil and follow cooking instructions for whatever type of pasta you choose

2. While pasta is cooking blend all remaining ingredients together in blender or food processor until you have a pretty smooth consistency.

3. Combine sauce with drained cooked pasta.

Voila! Creamy avocado sauce pasta! I love to serve it up immediately garnished with some cilantro and a couple of lime wedges to squeeze over the noodles. The leftovers, if there are any are great cold too.”

Click HERE for printable recipe.

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  1. This is totally right up my alley! Creamy, healthy and tasty!

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  2. Oh my goodness. I never thought of avocado on pasta and I love it. And, I noticed the wine in the recipe, which will drive this with flavor.

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  3. I’m an avowed “meatan” but good lord I could eat this all day long. I’d throw some red pepper flake in here too but I am having to pin this.

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  4. Hi Bianca! Glad you got to feed Chrystal! LOL! And, anything with avocado is amazing. I’ve never used it in noodle pasta but a friend made a great dish some years ago and I loved it. This seems to be along the same lines.

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  5. I remember the evening Bianca first made-up this dish and it was awesome!!! That girl can cook– just like Amir :))

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