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At first glance you might think we're pulling a fast one on you—doing some weird mashup of guacamole and pasta—but fear not, this is a winner waiting to happen. Delicious, creamy (with no milk or cream!), and healthy. Makes a great side dish, or top with grilled chicken for a complete meal. Pairs well with grilled chicken, grilled or baked pork chops, baked or sauteed fish, or boiled shrimp.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Servings: 6 - 8

Ingredients

  • 16 oz pasta (angel hair or thin spaghetti works best / can use penne or bow-tie if desired / smaller macaroni or elbow pasta does not work well for this dish)
  • 2 large avocados
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • juice from one medium lemon or lime
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 Tbsp sliced toasted almonds
  • 1 Tbsp sliced black olives
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions

  • Prepare pasta according to package directions and drain, reserving 1/2 cup water from cooking.
  • Dice avocados in a large bowl.
  • Add lemon or lime juice, garlic, pepper, and salt.
  • Mash with a fork.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup reserved pasta water and mix thoroughly.
  • Toss in cooked pasta.
  • Add additional water 1 Tbsp at a time if needed to thin sauce.
  • Gently toss in tomato, almonds, and olives.
  • Top individual servings with grated Parmesan cheese and/or green onions (chives) if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving — %DV
Serving Size 172g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 384  

Calories from Fat 78 — 20%
Total Fat 8.78g — 11%
Saturated Fat 1.28g — 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg — 0%
Sodium 204mg — 9%
Potassium 440mg — 13%
Total Carbs 65.6g — 17%
Dietary Fiber 5.2g — 17%
Sugars 7.5g — 5%
Protein 11.12g — 18%

Recipe from CookEatShare, the "World's Largest Kitchen"

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