Quick & Easy Guacamole Pasta {gluten free, dairy-free, vegan}

Ready as quick as you can cook up some pasta or spiralize some veggies, this Quick & Easy Guacamole Pasta is a busy weeknight dinner game changer. Serving up lots of veggies and healthy fat in a deliciously creamy sauce, this dish is wonderful on its own or paired with your favorite protein added into the mix!

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Ready as quick as you can cook up some pasta or spiralize some veggies, this Quick & Easy Guacamole Pasta is a busy weeknight dinner game changer. Serving up lots of veggies and healthy fat in a deliciously creamy sauce, this dish is wonderful on its own or paired with your favorite protein added into the mix! #veggieloaded #glutenfree #quickdinner #healthydinner #dairyfree #plantbased #vegan

This recipe actually came to fruition by accident....like so many great things in life.

Several years ago, after a busy Sunday of adventuring and fun with my family, I was low on motivation and energy….but had a crew of hungry people staring me down. Wanting to get dinner on the table with as little effort as possible, I reached for the bowl of ripe avocados sitting on the counter with the intention of making a classic creamy avocado sauce.

Ready as quick as you can cook up some pasta or spiralize some veggies, this Quick & Easy Guacamole Pasta is a busy weeknight dinner game changer. Serving up lots of veggies and healthy fat in a deliciously creamy sauce, this dish is wonderful on its own or paired with your favorite protein added into the mix! #veggieloaded #glutenfree #quickdinner #healthydinner #dairyfree #plantbased #vegan

However, when I discovered I had no lemons and only limes I decided to roll with it and make my very favorite lime/avocado recipe into a pasta sauce. Combined with some spirialized veggies for me and gluten free pasta for my family, this super easy, oh-so delicious dinner was ready in under 15 minutes with minimal cooking required. My favorite kind of recipe.

Since that day, I have made this dish for many people with many different eating styles. And it always gets drool-filled rave reviews. It is naturally vegan and plant based, but I adore it with a little grilled chicken or shrimp mixed in for extra protein!

Ready as quick as you can cook up some pasta or spiralize some veggies, this Quick & Easy Guacamole Pasta is a busy weeknight dinner game changer. Serving up lots of veggies and healthy fat in a deliciously creamy sauce, this dish is wonderful on its own or paired with your favorite protein added into the mix! #veggieloaded #glutenfree #quickdinner #healthydinner #dairyfree #plantbased #vegan

Suggested Adaptations

  1. Add some spice! If you like a little heat in your house, consider adding 1/2-1 jalapenos (seeded and to taste) to the mix!

  2. Add some protein! Need a little something else added to the mix? Try adding grilled shrimp, chicken, some veggie-loaded meatballs or chickpeas to the dish!

  3. Adapt the garlic. We are a garlic loving family, but I get that it is a strong flavor for some! Reduce or bump it up to meet your personal taste preference!

Ready as quick as you can cook up some pasta or spiralize some veggies, this Quick & Easy Guacamole Pasta is a busy weeknight dinner game changer. Serving up lots of veggies and healthy fat in a deliciously creamy sauce, this dish is wonderful on its own or paired with your favorite protein added into the mix! #veggieloaded #glutenfree #quickdinner #healthydinner #dairyfree #plantbased #vegan
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Quick & Easy Guacamole Pasta

Ready as quick as you can cook up some pasta or spiralize some veggies, this Quick & Easy Guacamole Pasta is a busy weeknight dinner game changer. Serving up lots of veggies and healthy fat in a deliciously creamy sauce, this dish is wonderful on its own or paired with your favorite protein added into the mix!

prep time: cook time: 15 minstotal time: 15 mins

ingredients:

  • 2 cups of your favorite uncooked pasta (I used brown rice pasta)
  • 1-3 cloves of garlic, to taste
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • juice of half a lime
  • 2 tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 2 large or 3 medium rip avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • black pepper, to taste
  • water

instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to directions on packaging. 
  2. While the pasta cooks, combine remaining ingredients EXCEPT water and tomatoes into a blender or food processor.
  3. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides a few times to make sure everything gets pureed and incorporated. 
  4. Taste and add more salt and season with pepper if desired. If you prefer a thinner sauce, add water a tablespoon or two at a time and blend until desired consistency is reached. 
  5. After pasta is done cooking, drain and put in a large bowl.
  6. Pour guacamole sauce over the cooked pasta and add the sliced tomatoes to the bowl. Stir to coat everything with the sauce and enjoy immediately. 
  7. The lime juice in the sauce will help the sauce from browning too quickly, but this dish is best enjoyed fresh. 

NOTES:

Suggested Adaptations 

Add some spice! If you like a little heat in your house, consider adding 1/2-1 jalapenos (seeded and to taste) to the mix!

Add some protein! Need a little something else added to the mix? Try adding grilled shrimp, chicken, some veggie-loaded meatballs or chickpeas to the dish!

Adapt the garlic. We are a garlic loving family, but I get that it is a strong flavor for some! Reduce or bump it up to meet your personal taste preference!
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