Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce

Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce
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Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce
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Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce

Hold the heavy cream and try avocado pasta sauce. The nutrients in avocados mixed with the fiber in pasta will help you stay energized and eat more sustainably. Since pasta and avocados are plant-based foods, they have a lower carbon footprint than other food groups like meat and dairy, ultimately reducing the environmental impact.

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8
Servings
74
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 box of spaghetti
  • 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1½ Cup vegetable broth
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 large zucchini (just the skin), cut julienne
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped

Directions

Place a pot of water to boil. Meanwhile sauté the leek with 3 tablespoons of oil over medium heat.

Turn up the heat and add the broth. Bring the broth to a boil and reduce by half.

Cool the broth and then place it in a blender; add the avocado, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and process until smooth. Set aside.

In the same skillet used for the leek mixture cook the zucchini skins in the remaining oil for 1 minute.

Meanwhile cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain the pasta and then toss it with the avocado mixture and the zucchini. Garnish with parsley. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Calcium, Ca
3mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
10mg
1%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
96mg
6%
Water
39g
1%

Spaghetti Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Spaghetti Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Spaghetti Wine Pairing

Cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, malbec, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, nero d'avola, primitivo, sangiovese, or carménère with meat- or tomato-based sauces; grenache or chardonnay with cream-based sauces; pinot gris/grigio, albariño, or other fresh white wines (for instance, soave, Italian sauvignon, or grillo) with seafood pasta; nebbiolo, dolcetto, or barbera with most non-seafood pasta.