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Pasta with Light Avocado Cream Sauce

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Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
400 Calories
8 g Fat
6 g Fiber
270 mg Sodium
67 g Carbs
Pasta with Light Avocado Cream Sauce

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With only a few ingredients, it’s incredibly easy to prepare! It’s a great weeknight meal but fancy enough to serve for a nice dinner.

Ingredients

Serves: 6

2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled
1 cup baby spinach, packed
1 1/4 cups fat-free evaporated milk
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. cayenne, or more to taste
1 lb. linguine, or other pasta
Parmesan, shaved, for serving
Cracked black pepper, for serving

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, puree avocados, spinach, evaporated milk and lemon juice.
  2. Pour mixture into saucepan and heat on medium-low. Add in salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne. Taste and add seasonings to taste.
  3. Meanwhile, heat salted water in a large pot and cook linguine or other pasta per package directions. Drain water from pasta.
  4. When avocado mixture is warm and heated through toss with drained pasta and serve with cracked black pepper and shaved parmesan.

Serving Suggestion: You can keep it vegetarian or add shrimp or chicken to add a little more protein. Either way, this dish is fabulous. Easy enough to make for a weeknight quick dinner, but fancy enough to serve to guests.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 400
Total Fat 8 g (Sat 1 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 5 g)
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 270 mg
Potassium 410 mg
Total Carbohydrates 67 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugar 9 g
Protein 14 g

Vitamin A 35 mcg; Vitamin C 9 mg; Calcium 165 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 1 mcg; Folate 197 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 15%; Iron 20 %; Vitamin D 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Jen Nikolaus is a recipe blogger and photographer over at Yummy Healthy Easy. She lives in beautiful Southern California with her husband and four boys. You’ll find her sharing healthier, budget-friendly, family-friendly, and easy dishes with some yummy desserts thrown in, too!

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