Cherry Tomato Pasta with Avocado Sauce

Cherry Tomato Pasta with Avocado Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

  • Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14-1/2 ounces) protein plus rotini
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, halved
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup assorted cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • Optional: shredded Parmesan cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese and grated lime zest

Directions

  • Cook rotini according to package directions for al dente. Meanwhile, place avocados, spinach, basil, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper in a food processor; pulse until chopped. Continue processing while gradually adding oil in a steady stream.
  • Drain rotini; transfer to a large bowl. Add avocado mixture and tomatoes; toss to coat. Top with pine nuts and toppings of your choice.

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SOURCE: Taste of Home