No introduction is needed for this creamy and healthy pasta, the name says it all. Only one thing to add, this pasta will make kids start to enjoy greens. :)

preparation time : 20 mts

Cooking time : 20 mts

Serves : 4

Ingredients for spinach and avocado sauce :

  • 1 cup spinach wilted
  • 1 avocado cubed
  • 1 handful fresh English basil
  • 2 springs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 lemon juice ( replacing lemon with lime will spoil the dish)
  • 5 cashew nuts / any nuts except peanuts

Ingredients for the cream sauce :

  • 2 garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp butter / olive oil ( I’ve used oil)
  • 1/4 cup milk / fresh cream ( I’ve used milk)
  • 1 table spoon plain flour / corn flour ( I’ve used corn flour )
  • 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of salt or to taste

1/2 packet angel hair pasta (250g)

Method :

  • Cook pasta in a large vessel filled 1/2 with water. Add 1/2 tsp of salt and a tablespoon od oil.
  • Wilt the spinach in some oil or you can blanch it in water.  If you like eating raw spinach in salads, use it that way.
  • In a blender add all the ingredients for the spinach and avocado sauce and grind it to fine creamy paste.
  • Keep a medium size pan to heat adding oil.
  • When the oil is heated add chopped garlic and saute it.
  • When the garlic is soft add the flour and roast carefully till the rawness is gone.
  • Slowly add cream or milk and combine it to a smooth paste.
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  • Season it with salt and pepper.
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  • Add in the cooked drained pasta in to the cream sauce along with the green sauce.
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  • Combine everything with breaking the pasta.
  • If you want this is the time to add cheese for more creaminess.
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  • Enjoy !

 

Spinach and avacado pasta
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Spinach and avocado sauce :
  • 1 cup spinach wilted
  • 1 avocado cubed
  • 1 handful fresh English basil
  • 2 springs fresh thyme
  • ½ lemon juice ( replacing lemon with lime will spoil the dish)
  • 5 cashew nuts / any nuts except peanuts
  • For cream sauce:
  • 2 garlic chopped
  • ½ tsp butter / olive oil ( I've used oil)
  • ¼ cup milk / fresh cream ( I've used milk)
  • 1 table spoon plain flour / corn flour ( I've used corn flour )
  • ½ tsp crushed black pepper
  • ¼ tsp of salt or to taste
  • 250g angel hair pasta
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta in a large vessel filled ½ with water. Add ½ tsp of salt and a tablespoon od oil.
  2. Wilt the spinach in some oil or you can blanch it in water. If you like eating raw spinach in salads, use it that way.
  3. In a blender add all the ingredients for the spinach and avocado sauce and grind it to fine creamy paste.
  4. Keep a medium size pan to heat adding oil.
  5. When the oil is heated add chopped garlic and saute it.
  6. When the garlic is soft add the flour and roast carefully till the rawness is gone.
  7. Slowly add cream or milk and combine it to a smooth paste.
  8. Season it with salt and pepper.
  9. Add in the cooked drained pasta in to the cream sauce along with the green sauce.
  10. Combine everything with breaking the pasta.
  11. If you want this is the time to add cheese for more creaminess.
  12. Enjoy !