I am a huge fan of avocados. They have a creamy texture and mild flavor that works well in both savory and sweet dishes. I make a lot of guacamole year-round and it pairs well with chips, eggs, refried beans, etc. The next logical step was to add it to my favorite meal: Pasta! I have tried out many different avocado pasta recipes and there are two things I have learned: 1. Keep it simple 2. I don’t care for citrus in my avocado pasta sauce even though I love it in guacamole.
This recipe is the perfect mash-up of guacamole and thyme-cream tomatoes.
You will need:
- 3 ripe avocados
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 28 oz. can of diced or whole tomatoes (about a quart)
- 1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 Tbsp thyme
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- salt to taste
- Pasta of your choice, prepared by instructions
How to make the sauce:
- Over low-medium heat on the stovetop heat the tomatoes, cream, thyme, salt and butter for 10-15 minutes. (Make your pasta while this is combining)
- In a food processor, process the avocados (removed from skin & de-pitted,) garlic, and olive oil until smooth.
- Remove the tomato mixture from the heat and combine with the avocado mixture.
This pasta is flavorful; the thyme and tomatoes have bold flavor that blends perfectly with the smooth, mellow cream and avocado. Give it a try–this is a super easy, delicious meal! 🙂