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RECIPE: creamy avocado pasta (vegan)

You know how they say you should eat the colors of the rainbow? Well, today’s recipe will get you there in no time. A super satisfying pasta dish that doesn’t only curb those carb cravings, but comes with tons (!!) of vegetables, healthy fats, fresh herbs and other good stuff to keep you full for a while and help boost the immune system. Plus, the creamy avocado pasta is 100% vegan and takes no more than 20 minutes to make. Any more questions?
I have to be honest though, I can’t take all (read: no) credit for this delicious and healthy recipe. It was one of those videos I spotted on Facebook a while back. Usually the recipes I see on social media inspire me to try something new, but by the time I make it to the grocery store I can’t find said video anymore … This time I actually went as far as to save the video right away, and today at the grocery store I watched it while piling the necessary ingredients into my cart. I kind of had a feeling I was going to love this creamy avocado pasta just by looking at the produce in my cart, but the result was even more amazing than anticipated. So in the spur of the moment I decided to snap a few pictures of the result and share my slightly adapted recipe with you guys. Honestly, you need to try this asap! So good!

What you’ll need for the creamy avocado pasta:

  • RECIPE: creamy avocado pasta (vegan) | Bikinis & Passports
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp linseed oil
  • Himalayan salt
  • fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 spring onion
  • juice of 1 small lemon
  • pepper
  • 1 zucchini
  • cherry tomatoes and/or mini peppers
  • 80 gr. of whole grain spelt pasta
  • Start by bring a pot full of water to boil. Toss all of the ingredients except for the zucchini, tomatoes/peppers and spelt pasta into a blender to make the creamy avocado pesto. Once the water is boiling, cook the spelt pasta for 8-10 minutes, according to the cooking instructions & prep the zucchini noodles with a spiralizer (read about mine + recipe here). Heat a pan with a bit of olive oil and grill the tomatoes/mini peppers until brown. Set aside. In the same pan grill the zucchini pasta for 1-2 minutes. Then add the cooked spelt pasta. Toss with the avocado pesto & serve topped with grilled tomatoes, peppers and fresh arugula (optional).

RECIPE: creamy avocado pasta (vegan) | Bikinis & Passports RECIPE: creamy avocado pasta (vegan) | Bikinis & Passports RECIPE: creamy avocado pasta (vegan) | Bikinis & Passports

Good to know: Spelt is an ancient, nutty-flavored grain that’s remarkably high in both fiber and protein. According to some sources, one plateful of whole-grain spelt pasta provides 50 percent of the daily recommended protein requirement for women. I use the Alnatura kind, which has 13 gr of protein per 100 gr, meaning about 10 gr for my 80 gr portion.

  1. Verena says:

    Oh yum, das schaut so unheimlich lecker aus! Wird die Tage nachgekocht – keine Frage.
    Danke für die Inspo!

    Liebe Grüße aus München,
    Verena von

    http://www.brushmeetspaper.com

  2. Katy Fox says:

    wie lecker schaut dies bitte aus? man u ich mache gerade eine 3 tages detox kur…
    glg katy

    http://www.lakatyfox.com

  3. Kathi says:

    Oh yummy, die schauen aber wirklich lecker aus! Früher konnte ich nicht ohne Nudeln leben und mittlerweile esse ich kaum noch welche. Aber dieses Gericht schaut einfach richtig,richtig lecker aus. Das muss ich unbedingt einmal nachkochen.
    Liebst Kathi
    http://www.meetthehappygirl.com

  4. Oh gott, das sieht ja richtig lecker aus! Ich ernähre mich momentan vegan und avocado liebe ich ja sowieso, also wird dieses Rezept bald nachgemacht, danke dafür! Ich habe schon Mal avocado pasta gemacht, aber bisschen anders und deswegen will ich es auch nach deinem Rezept probieren! ;)
    Hab noch einen schönen abend,
    Sandra / http://www.shineoffashion.com
    https://www.instagram.com/sandraslusna/

  5. Wow! It sounds to tasty and fresh! (also so light and dietetic!)
    I’m going to shop for the elements to cook it this evengin for sure! ^_^
    Thanks a lot for the inspiration!

  6. andie says:

    Gleich getestet, mega lecker :) Vielen Dank für die Inspiration!!!

  7. Mel says:

    Das sieht so mega lecker aus,
    ich bin generell ein Fan von allem in dem Avocado drin ist *_*
    Wird auf jeden Fall probiert !
    Lg Mel
    https://smajlispassion.wordpress.com/

  8. marestella says:

    oh das schaut super lecker aus – kommt direkt auf meine to do liste!

    und das goldbesteck…. schon so gut wie bestellt … mega schön!

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