Wednesday, March 20, 2013

CREAMY AVOCADO CILANTRO PASTA RECIPE

Just discovered this recipe last year and it's quickly become a favorite.


Here are the ingredients:

4 Tbsp Mayonnaise,
 1 Avocado peeled/chopped,
1/2 cup of roughly chopped Cilantro,
 2 cloves Garlic minced
Juice of one small lime
1 lb pasta



Put all your ingredients except for the pasta in a blender or food processor.  Here, we used our stick blender which has a bowl attachment but a blender will work just fine.  





Give it all a whirl until it's blended, creamy and thick and voila!  The hardest part is done.  

 Boil your pasta (we used shells but any of your fave will work) to your preferred tenderness and drain. Then simply combine the creamy avocado cilantro sauce you just made with the pasta, refrigerate to chill and serve.

This is so creamy and delicious.  It's not a looker, LOL, but it's a unique combination of flavors and sure to please the avocado lover in your family.

Enjoy.

12 comments:

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

YUM!!!

dindin said...

1/2 c of roughly chopped WHAT??????????

1st Man said...

It's yummy and has three of my favorite foods (avocado, cilantro and pasta, ha).

1st Man said...

Ooops, cilantro, I missed that but corrected it!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Yummy! I'd eat that but I'd have to fight with my lady to get to it! hee hee

1st Man said...

I KNOW you'd like the cilantro growing in your own garden huh? Talk to your lady I bet she's plant some just for you! :-)

Lisa Teaney said...

This looks so yummy, right up my ally. I LOVE cilantro, so much so I always ask for a bowl full on the side when we go out to eat Mexican lol.

mugwump said...

Yum.

Domaine Coquelicots said...

Omg !!! Gimme gimme gimme !!! I was looking for something to do with avocados besides Guacamole! You are reading my thoughts or what? haha

1st Man said...

I am that way too, I just LOVE the stuff, I could put it on anything. I tried growing it and it was not that much of a success. Then 2nd Man reminded me that it's usually 2 or 3 bunches for a $1 at the grocery store so yeah, probably easier to buy, ha. I do love it!

1st Man said...

It is, it really is! Ha.

1st Man said...

LOL! Great minds think alike. Yes, I love avocados as well. And a good guac is wonderful too.