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Here’s a quick, fresh and healthy lunch idea. I admit, at first, I too was a little skeptical …but the bright zesty flavors of Meyer lemon together with the richness of the avocado sauce….kept me coming back for more and more bites.
The creaminess of the avocado fools you into believing you are consuming something rich and decadent and cheesy. It’s really hard to believe it is vegan. This can be made in 15 minutes flat, the time it takes to cook the linguine. It can be served warm, or chilled. Either way, it’s tasty, good for you and I think you will like it. Give it a whirl!
Creamy Avocado Linguine with Arugula
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Vegan, pasta
- Method: stove top
- Cuisine: Pasta
Creamy Avocado Linguini with Meyer Lemon and Arugula …a fast healthy vegan meal!
- 8 oz Linguine
- 2 ripe Avocados
- 3 T Meyer Lemon Juice
- 3 T Good olive oil
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- 2 whole garlic cloves
- generous handful arugula
- 1 tsp Meyer lemon zest
- optional garnishes- toasted pinenuts, basil ribbons
- Boil 8 oz Linguine in salted water
- Puree the rest of the ingredients ( except arugula and zest) in a food processor until completely smooth, scraping down the edges.
- When Pasta is al dente- drain and place in a bowl
- Toss pasta with avocado puree and a handful fresh arugula.
- Taste for salt. Garnish with Meyer lemon zest and fresh cracked pepper.
- Add toasted pine nuts and fresh basil ribbons if you like.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 439
- Sugar: 2.1 g
- Sodium: 450.3 mg
- Fat: 22.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 3.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 53.6 g
- Fiber: 9.9 g
- Protein: 9.9 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: vegan pasta, avocado sauce, vegan avocado pasta, avocado pasta, vegan dinner
Really delicious I was really surprised it was so good!
So creamy and filling. I added hazelnut for a little bit of crunch.
Thank you for sharing the recipe!!
Glad you enjoyed this!
Amazingly good and so quick and simple. This is almost as easy as making boxed Mac and cheese but way better.
Suggested other toppings – Parmesan cheese and/or very thinly sliced sun dried tomatoes
Glad you enjoyed this!
I was definitely apprehensive but I trusted you and you were right, it is delicious! Super easy and fast to make! I paired it with lemon pepper chicken on the grill and it was delicious! I couldn’t find meyer lemon so I substituted half regular lemon and half of a minneola which worked well! This recipe is definitely another keeper! Thank you Sylvia, keep them coming!
Great substitution! Thanks Nicole!
If using regular lemon, should I change anything? Thank you.
Perhaps just go a touch lighter as it is a litle more acidic?
Today I cook this pasta for the first time and my family love it . It has lot of flavor and rich in nutrition
This is so easy and so delicious, even my non-vegan husband loved it. In fact, he asked me to make it for company next week! This will be on my regular rotation! Thanks!
Thanks so much Kim, glad you liked it!
my family is fasting (giving up dairy and meat) for lent, and it was so nice to have something that tasted so much like cheese. the richness of the pasta foiled me into thinking it was alfredo. 10/10. i recommend sautéing tomatoes, onions, and garlic before adding the sauce to the pan.