St. Patrick's Day: Avocado & Asparagus Pasta

Last week I made a variation of this Creamy Avocado Pasta recipe. I had forgotten to purchase lemons, so I decided to modify the recipe to use the ingredients we did have. 

The result: a perfect meal for St. Patrick's Day

Of course, since I served this meal to Anthony we had root beer as our beverage!

I think you will really enjoy it. And the best thing about this recipe, you won't have to use food coloring to make it a festive green. 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Pasta (I used 1/2 whole wheat & 1/2 regular penne)
  • 3 large Avocados
  • 1 lb. Asparagus, stems removed and cut into bite size pieces
  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Parmesan Cheese

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions. Make sure to salt the water before adding the pasta.

While the pasta is boiling, use a food processor to roughly chop the garlic. Then add the avocado and pulse until blended. Drizzle olive oil in to the avocado mixture. Add salt & pepper. If needed to increase creaminess, add up to 1 cup of salted pasta water. 

During the last 2 minutes of the noodle boiling, add the chopped asparagus to the pasta pan. Mix avocado sauce with noodles. Serve with parmesan cheese!