Spinach and Avo Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is dressed in a creamy avocado and spinach sauce, then finished with more avocado roses, nuts for crunch and a drizzle of good quality spinneysFOOD Olive Oil
Spinach and Avo Pasta Salad
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Spinach and Avo Pasta Salad
September 09, 2019
Level Easy
Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 10 minutes
Serves 4
PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra & Cassandra Upton

INGREDIENTS

250g linguini
1 spinneysFOOD Organic Avocado, peeled
75g spinneysFOOD Baby Spinach, rinsed
50g toasted almonds, plus extra to serve
40g Parmesan cheese, plus extra to serve
25g spinneysFOOD Fresh Basil
½ green chilli, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 lemon, juiced
spinneysFOOD Sea Salt
Cracked spinneysFOOD Whole Black Pepper, to taste

To serve

1 spinneysFOOD Organic Avocado, sliced
2 tbsp olive oil
spinneysFOOD Fresh Basil
Almonds, chopped, to taste

METHOD

  • 1

    In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta for 6-8 minutes or until al dente. Drain, reserving 125ml of the cooking liquid.

  • 2

    In the jug of a blender or food processor, combine the avocado, spinach, almonds, parmesan, basil, chilli, garlic and lemon juice. Blend until smooth and creamy.

  • 3

    While the blender is still running, pour in the reserved cooking liquid until you reach the desired consistency – it should be quite thick in order to coat the pasta well.

  • 4

    Season to taste.

  • 5

    Toss the pasta and avocado sauce together and serve with avocado roses, olive oil, basil leaves and chopped almonds.

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