Heart-healthy avocado makes this pasta dish feel indulgent without being overly rich. The flavorful sauce is so luscious, you’ll think there is cream hiding in there. It’s guilt-free and dairy-free, but with a texture and consistency that’s similar to traditional cream-based sauces. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
Cherry Tomato Pasta with Avocado Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Cook rotini according to package directions for al dente. Meanwhile, place avocados, spinach, basil, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper in a food processor; pulse until chopped. Continue processing while gradually adding oil in a steady stream.
Drain rotini; transfer to a large bowl. Add avocado mixture and tomatoes; toss to coat. Sprinkle with pine nuts, and add toppings as desired.
Avocado Pasta Sauce Tips
Does avocado sauce turn brown?
Avocado sauce may turn slightly brown, which is natural and normal. However, the lime juice in the sauce will help slow the browning process.
Can you reheat avocado pasta?
Reheat this avocado pasta dish gently over low heat, stirring frequently.
How long does avocado pasta sauce last?
This avocado pasta sauce will last for 3 days in the fridge if you keep it covered tightly. However, it will start to brown slightly.
Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant