Avocado Spagetti

This is my favourite sort of recipe.

Simple, speedy & delicious.

This pasta sauce tastes so deliciously creamy, you’ll swear it was whipped up by a butter & cream wielding Frenchman… when in fact, it’s just bursting with goodness.

Avocados, or ‘Aligator Pears’ as some people (myself included) like to call them, are somewhat of a superhero in the nutrient department.

While technically high in calories, they actually aid fat burning, reduce inflammation & bloating, reduce cholesterol, regulate blood sugar, reduce signs of ageing, improve bad skin, work to prevent and fight cancer & heart disease.

They’re also freaking delicious.

Yep, they’re packing heat.

I’m aware that Avocado Spagetti sounds a bit weird, but I have converted many a nay sayer with this recipe and I have a feeling you’ll fall under my charms too.

*Please forgive the picture quality, I had a hungry table of boys to feed!

This recipe serves 4, but it would be very easy to halve or double. Just make sure you have an avocado each and one more for luck.

You’ll need:

4 fist fulls of spagetti (one for each person),

5 ripe avocados (soft, but not yet brown),

Juice of 2 lemons,

2 cloves garlic,

1/3 cup of good olive oil,

1 big handful of fresh basil (or heaped tablespoon of pesto),

Generous pinch of salt,

Grating of parmesan.

Put your pasta on to cook in a large pan of boiling, salted water. Scoop out the flesh of your avocados, discarding the skins & pips. Pop it into a blender with your lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt & basil. Blend until smooth & creamy.

Give it a taste, decide if it needs anything else. More salt? More lemon? Maybe more basil? When you’re happy with it, set it aside until your pasta is ready & drained. Toss together in a large bowl & sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan (not the dried stuff you buy in a shaker).

If you have a couple left over basil leaves, pop them on top. Serve family style at the table.

Sprinkle with more parmesan if desired. More parmesan is always desired on my plate.

Dig in!

This is also a great recipe if you need to sneak a few vegetables into picky kids.

It’s green and slimy so I tell my nieces it’s Alien Spagetti. They stare at me with wide eyes and clear their plates like good little astronauts.

I plan to remind them of this on their wedding days.

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  • I just made this to trick my grandmother into eating a vegetable that wasn’t cooked first (or are avocados fruits because of the seed?). Anyway, she seems to like it. She said it was “okay,” which is usually the most enthusiastic she EVER is about food.

  • Lesley

    This looks so amazing! I also love your dishes – so pretty! x

  • KeeKee Pates

    This taste soooo good. Yumo

  • Dagummit

    This sounds incredible! I think I may need to try this in the next week or so. If I had my way, I’d make it for dinner tonight! Unfortunately, ripe avocados are not in abundance in my state so we’ll have to wait until we have enough.

  • ingrid elise

    this is literally the most amazing thing. I can’t even count how many times I’ve eaten it….. I got the recipe maybe 6 days ago……

  • I am such a big fan of this recipe, had it tonight for dinner and it was delicious! Thanks for the post!


  • I am such a big fan of this recipe, had it tonight for dinner and it was delicious! Thanks for the post!


  • K_Smiles

    Thanks for the avocado idea — and what pretty bowls you have!

  • I have been stalking your old posts and seeing how far you have come! well done! I have made this recipe 6 times since around new years 2013-14.

  • Lisa Marie Spychaj

    Try it with some spaghetti squash. Might be pretty good. I know it is good with pasta sauce… And if this makes good pasta sauce perhaps it would be a tasty match with no gluten.

    • Lisa Karina Barleben

      Also, there are some high protien, low carb pastas out there. I buy mine at a local healthfood store. It is a brand called “explore” and they are bean pastas

  • Rita Hookstead

    Try with Edamame Noodles.

  • While avos are 4 for $3 atm, I shall give this a go yet again!
    Cheers xo