Creamy Avocado Spaghetti

Avocado – It’s called butter fruit in chennai. Yes I have never heard off or seen this fruit until we shifted to Cairo, Egypt. Yes I started with making Guacamole, a dip for tortilla chips. At that time I was carrying my little one and I started adding avocado to my cereals, owing to its health benefits. My elder boy loves it a lot. From then my search for Avocado recipes has increased. Am so eager to try new recipes using avocado and this is one of the recipes my sister gave me.

Yummy. It's really a wholesome dish.

Avocado is loaded with lots of nutrients . It has antioxidants, heart friendly mono saturated fatty acids and many more nutritional value. It’s so creamy that it’s so filling also. All of us would have had Spaghetti or Pasta with lot of creamy sauces, but am sure this will definitely inspire you.

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Avocado’s are cheap in Nairobi and why not try new recipes with this wonder fruit.

OK. Lets get to the recipe.

Cuisine: World(Italian) | Category: Spaghetti/Pasta Recipes| Prep time: 10 to 15 mins | Cook time: 20 mins | Serves:  3 to 4 

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Ingredients

  • Spaghetti – one handful
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Garlic – 3 Cloves (finely chopped)
  • Cabbage – 1 cup (Chopped medium sized)
  • Carrot – 1/2 cup (Chopped lengthwise)
  • Beans – 1/2 cup (Chopped 1/2″ size)
  • Chicken – 1 Breast piece (cubed)
  • Parmesan cheese – to garnish (optional)
  • Salt as needed.

For Sauce

  • Olive Oil – 2 tbsp. or more
  • Avocado – 1
  • Coriander – 2 tbsp. (roughly chopped)
  • Pepper – 1 tsp.
  • Mixed herbs – 1 tbsp. (dried)

METHOD

  • Lets prepare all the vegetables and chicken and get all the other ingredients ready.
  • Take a deep bottomed vessel and boil water and add required amount of salt & oil to it.
  • When the water comes to a rolling boil add a handful of spaghetti and allow it to cook according to the package instructions.
  • Drain the spaghetti and run cold water on it to avoid spaghetti to stick to each other.
  • Now take olive oil in a vessel and fry the chopped garlic until golden.
  • Add the chopped veggies one by one and saute for few mins each. First beans, carrot and then cabbage.
  • Meanwhile cut open an avocado and remove the pit and scoop the flesh.
  • In a blender add pepper and powder them for a min.
  • Now add coriander leaves, dried herbs and avocado pieces to it and make a smooth paste by adding olive oil to it.
  • Avocado sauce is ready.
  • After the veggies get half cooked add the cubed chicken pieces to it.
  • Saute until the chicken gets cooked and then add required amount of salt for the veggies.
  • Finally add the cooked spaghetti and mix everything well.
  • Now switch the stove and wait till the spaghetti cools down.
  • After it gets cooled add the avocado sauce and mix everything well.
  • Add grated parmesan cheese if you like.

NOTE: Add the avocado sauce in the end after the spaghetti gets cooled, as it retains all the nutrients of avocado. Cooking might destroy them.

Any vegetable can be added according to your choice.

If you want to make a vegetarian version you can omit chicken.

Can use any other pasta also.

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Take all your ingredients and prepare them accordingly.
Take all your ingredients and prepare them accordingly.

Cooking spaghetti:

Allow water to boil. Add required amount of salt.
Allow water to boil. Add required amount of salt.

Add little olive oil.
Add little olive oil.

Put the spaghetti in the water, allow it to soften.
Put the spaghetti in the water, allow it to soften.

Now it will start to sink into the water. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions.
Now it will start to sink into the water. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions.

After the spaghetti gets cooked drain them in a strainer.
After the spaghetti gets cooked drain them in a strainer.

Pour some cold water.
Pour some cold water.

 

Preparing The Spaghetti:

Add olive oil to a vessel.
Add olive oil to a vessel.
Add the chopped garlic.
Add the chopped garlic.
After the garlic gets roasted well ad the beans and saute for few mins.
After the garlic gets roasted well add the beans and saute for few mins.
Now goes the carrot.
Now goes the carrot.
Now cabbage goes in.
Now cabbage goes in.
Add the chicken cubes.
Add the chicken cubes. Add required salt for this veggies.
Saute everything for few mins.
Saute everything for few mins.
Add the spaghetti.
Add the spaghetti.
Mix everything.
Mix everything. Switch off the stove.

Handling Avocado:

Half the Avocado. The pit or seed is so hard and big, that run the knife around the avocado.
Half the Avocado. The pit or seed is hard and big, so run the knife around the avocado.

Twist open the two halves.
Twist open the avocado into two halves.

Now strike the knife into the pit and remove it.
Now strike the knife into the pit and remove it.

Here is the avocado.
Here is the pitted avocado.

Scoop the pulp from the skin.
Scoop the pulp from the skin.

Cube them.
Cube them.

Making Avocado Sauce:

Add pepper to the blender.
Add pepper to the blender.

Powder it.
Powder it.

Now add the coriander leaves along with dried herbs.
Now add the coriander leaves along with dried herbs.

Add cubed avocado in the blender.
Add cubed avocado in the blender.

Add olive oil to blend them all together.
Add olive oil to blend them all together.

Run the mixer to form a smooth paste.
Run the mixer to form a smooth paste.

Finally:

Time to add the avocado sauce.
Time to add the avocado sauce.
Mmmmm deliciously creamy ......... Do try me please.
Mmmmm deliciously creamy ……… Do try me please.

Creamy Avocado Spaghetti is ready to be served. This is a wholesome dish. Do leave your comments if you liked it.

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