• Tanika

Avocado & Spinach Pasta

This delicious meal is paired with whole-wheat pasta that provides you with nutrients. This meal only takes about 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

 

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 of 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 the 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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