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Avocado & Spinach Pasta

This Spinach & Avocado Pasta is paired with whole-wheat pasta that provides you with nutrients. This meal only takes 25 minutes and one of the best factors is that it is combined entirely with fresh tomatoes enriched with a variety of vitamins!


 


PREP TIME: 10 Mins

TOTAL TIME: 15 Mins

SERVINGS: 4


COURSE: Dinner

CUISINE: American

 

Benefits of Avocado

  • Vitamins (C, E, K)

  • Riboflavin (vitamin B2)

  • Folate (vitamin B9)

  • Magnesium

  • Potassium

  • Protein

  • Fiber



Benefits of Spinach

  • Vitamins (A, C, E)

  • Iron

  • Calcium

  • Magnesium

  • Potassium

  • Protein

  • Fiber





 

INGREDIENTS


8 ounces uncooked whole-grain spaghetti

1 cup baby spinach

¼ cup fresh basil leaves

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon salt

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 ripe peeled avocado

10 cherry tomatoes, sliced


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil and add the spaghetti. Prepared cooked time as instructed on package.

  2. In a blender, combine garlic, lemon juice, baby spinach, avocado, olive oil, and salt; process until smooth.

  3. Pour the spaghetti into a serving bowl and the spinach mixture.

  4. Sprinkle it with the sliced cherry tomatoes and your choice of cheese if desired!


Serving Suggestion: You can top pasta with various types of vegetables.

Variation Tip: You can use any pasta noodles of your choice.


NUTRITION FACTS

399kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 3g | Iron: 3.5mg



Please Note: the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator and may vary significantly based on the products used.



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