Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Green Spaghetti

Why yes please, I would in fact like some pasta with creamy avocado pesto sauce. Thank you for asking!


Makes 4 servings (293 calories/serving)
  • 4 servings gluten free quinoa spaghetti
  • 1 ripe LARGE avocado, pit removed (or 2 smaller avocados)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • 1 cup washed broccoli florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper and lemon zest (from your lemon!) to taste
  1. Boil spaghetti in water according to package instructions. Add in broccoli for the last 5 minutes.
  2. While the spaghetti and broccoli are cooking, place avocado flesh, basil leaves, lemon juice, garlic, and sea salt in a food processor. Process until creamy and smooth.
  3. Drain spaghetti and broccoli in a colander. Place in a serving dish, and toss with your homemade "green" avocado pesto sauce. If you feel it needs more avocado flesh, mush some up in a bowl and add it in here. Top with black pepper and lemon zest. 
I often hear how much you LOVE avocado... well... this is for you, foodie friends :) Bon Appétit.


  1. Why yes. I would love some green pasta!

    Looks delicious! I've never had quinoa spaghetti before but since I love quinoa so much I think I should try it. :)

  2. I love this! It sounds so simple, but I would have never thought to toss pasta with avocado. I'm making this!

  3. made this last night and YUM is all I can say. have you tried tarragon, or another herb? Do tell.

    Harmonious Salad tonight. <3 Lizzie

    1. Wonderful!! I've tried it with cilantro for a more subtle flavor :) Keep me posted, Lizzie! xo

  4. I made this other night for my parents who loved it! Even my dad, who is a bacon/cheese fanatic, enjoyed it. My avocados could have been riper so I added some olive oil when I blended the "sauce" and also a pinch of salt. It was really great and reminded me of a pesto. Creamy and a little tangy.

    All of these recipes are fun and creative. I send them to friends to try. Thanks so much for sharing, Sasha, they're great!

    1. Thank you so much!!! I am so happy your parents enjoyed it!!! Keep me posted if you try others :) All the best! xo, Sasha

  5. And you do it again. This looks amazing!