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Avocado Pasta with Queso Fresco

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1lb. spaghetti or similar pasta
2
ripe avocados (large)
1
cup fresh cilantro
1/2
jalapeño pepper, or more to taste
2
tablespoons oil
1
garlic clove
2
tablespoons lemon juice
Salt, as desired
1/2
cup Mexican queso fresco

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

If you would like to avoid the cheese, try garnishing with chopped walnuts instead.

If you're invited to a St. Patrick's Day party, this dish will be the perfect meal. It's vibrant, green color provides an attractive presentation and has a delicioso taste. The Latin touch of avocado will be a pleasant surprise–people usually think it's a traditional pesto. Together with crumbled queso fresco on top, this creamy combination will charm your friends and family.

Directions

  • 1 Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, then drain and let cool.
  • 2 Separately, combine the remaining ingredients (except for the cheese) and blend together in a food processor or blender until you obtain a smooth cream. Taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
  • 3 Place the pasta in a dish and pour the sauce on top; stir well and serve with crumbled queso fresco on top.

If you're invited to a St. Patrick's Day party, this dish will be the perfect meal. It's vibrant, green color provides an attractive presentation and has a delicioso taste. The Latin touch of avocado will be a pleasant surprise–people usually think it's a traditional pesto. Together with crumbled queso fresco on top, this creamy combination will charm your friends and family.

Rate and Comment

Pilar Hernandez Pilar Hernandez
September 24, 2015

If you're invited to a St. Patrick's Day party, this dish will be the perfect meal. It's vibrant, green color provides an attractive presentation and has a delicioso taste. The Latin touch of avocado will be a pleasant surprise–people usually think it's a traditional pesto. Together with crumbled queso fresco on top, this creamy combination will charm your friends and family.