Creamy Avocado Linguini with Meyer Lemon and Arugula …a fast healthy vegan meal you will fall in love with! 
Creamy Avocado Linguini with Meyer Lemon and Arugula ...a fast healthy vegan meal! | www.feastingathome.com

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!

A friend recently gave me a little gift of one of my favorite things to cook with. Meyer Lemons. If you are not familiar with them, you absolutely must give them a try. And this is the time of year they are in season, so they are easily accessible. The difference between a regular lemon and Meyer lemon is subtle, but quite magical. They are a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. Their skin is smoother, thinner and edible. Their fruit is juicier, sweeter and less acidic than a lemon.  They have a delicious hint of mandarin orange in both flavor and aroma.  Without fail, the smell alone brightens my mood. To me, their aroma, is truly one of life’s simple joys.
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Creamy Avocado Linguine with Arugula


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Creamy Avocado Linguini with Meyer Lemon and Arugula …a fast healthy vegan meal!


Ingredients

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  • 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

Instructions

  1. Boil 8 oz Linguine in salted water
  2. Puree the rest of the ingredients ( except arugula and zest) in a food processor until completely smooth, scraping down the edges.
  3. When Pasta is al dente- drain and place in a bowl
  4. Toss pasta with avocado puree and a handful fresh arugula.
  5. Taste for salt. Garnish with Meyer lemon zest and fresh cracked pepper.
  6. Add toasted pine nuts and fresh basil ribbons if you like.

Nutrition

  • 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

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. 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!!

    Olive

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. Today I cook this pasta for the first time and my family love it . It has lot of flavor and rich in nutrition

  5. 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!

  6. 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.