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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Spinach Avocado Pasta

We love avocados. We love pasta. Why not put it together? This meal was so fresh and delicious. We added some shredded chicken for added protein, I will definitely make it again!

8 ounces of pasta
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp minced garlic
4 big handfuls fresh spinach leaves
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into large chunks
Parmesan cheese to top

1. Prepare pasta according to package. When it is cooked, drain but set aside about 1/2 of th pasta water.
2. In a medium pot, melt butter and add garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add a pinch of salts and spinach. Cover the pot and reduce to low-medium heat and let cook for 4-5 minutes until spinach is wilted
3. Add Greek yogurt, avocado and 2-3 tbsp pasta water to the spinach mix. Stir until completely mixed
4. If you have an immersian blender, puree until smooth-ish but if not, transfer to a food processor and do the same. The sauce should be the consistency of a pesto sauce.
5. Pour sauce over pasta and top with Parmesan cheese
6. Salt and pepper to taste, enjoy!


Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

omg that looks amazing & def something I am going to try!


Gina said...

I will be trying this very soon. Looks yummy!

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Amy @ My Life and Other Nonsense said...

That looks amazing! Two of my favorite things put together has to be a good thing. Thanks for sharing. I love your blog, btw. So cute!

Ashley said...

Thanks for sharing this! It looks so good.

Kasey Lynne said...

I've seen this recipe ALL over Pinterest, and I've been wanting to make it. Thanks for the reminder :)

It looks delicious!

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