This easy Green Pasta is a tasty way to eat your greens! The sauce has avocados, peas and fresh green herbs. Ready in just 10 minutes with 8 ingredients. Vegan, vegetarian, dairy free.
Looking for a super-quick midweek meal that's not only tasty, but healthy too? BINGO! You've found it here.
Grab your meal planners, because you're going to want to add this dish to it. Often.
This dish couldn't be simpler. Just cook the pasta, and while it's cooking whiz all the sauce ingredients in a blender. Heat the sauce, toss the pasta in it and serve!
Why you'll love this Green Spaghetti Recipe
It only takes 10 minutes
Full of healthy greens
A great way to use up over-ripe or under-ripe avocados
Tastes delicious and creamy
It's vegan and dairy free
There's something so virtuous about eating a green meal. The color just screams HEALTHY.
This green pasta slathers the spaghetti with a creamy, dream sauce that's filled with goodness.
The vegan pasta sauce is simply made from whizzed avocado, peas and herbs. Have some spinach? Throw in a handful. This is a very flexible recipe and it's great for using up produce.
Tips for making Green Pasta
- Don't have a blender? Try using a hand held immersion blender to puree the sauce.
- You can use fresh or frozen peas.
- If your avocados are slightly underripe, puree them with the milk/soy milk first, then add the other ingredients. This recipe is a great way to use up avocados when you cut into them and they're under- or over-ripe.
- Try different herbs, such as mint, for a different taste.
- This recipe is suitable for vegans and dairy free diets.
- Make it gluten free by using your favourite gluten free pasta. You could even try zoodles (zucchini pasta) for an all-veg meal.
- This recipe is soy-free (if you use soy-free milk, try almond), nut-free (if you use a nut-free milk) and oil-free.
Storage and freezing
- You can store left sauce in the fridge in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
- Leftover sauce mixed with pasta can be kept, covered, in the fridge and heated up in a microwave or in a pan on the stovetop.
- Sorry, this sauce isn't suitable for freezing.
Ingredients for Green Pasta
To make this healthy green pasta, you'll need just 8 simple ingredients:
Pasta (any will work: rigatoni, linguine, spaghetti, even macaroni!)
Peas (fresh or frozen)
Milk (I used soy milk)
Pot for cooking pasta
How to make Green Pasta - step by step tutorial
This green pasta is super quick and easy! Just cook your favourite pasta, whiz up the sauce ingredients, heat the sauce and stir in the pasta!
Voila - 10 minute dinner that's full of healthy nourishing ingredients.
Follow these step by step pictures, then scroll down to the recipe card for the full quantities and instructions.
1. Cook the pasta according to instructions on the box, then drain.
2. While the pasta is cooking, add all the remaining ingredients to a blender (or large bowl and use a hand held immersion blender).
3. Whiz the sauce until smooth.
4. Pour the sauce into a pan and heat gently. Then toss the cooked pasta in the sauce and serve!
GET THE FULL RECIPE AND QUANTITIES BELOW IN THE RECIPE CARD
If you're looking for more vegetarian or vegan pasta recipes, try these!
Pasta with Peas (vegetarian or vegan)
Courgetti and Beet Balls
Mushroom and Butternut Squash Pasta
Zoodles with Pea Mint Sauce
Broccoli Mushroom Pasta
Vegan Chili Mac
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- Blender or emersion blender
- 8 oz (350g) pasta (I used linguine)
- 3 avocados peeled and stone removed
- 1 cup (150g) frozen peas
- ¼ cup (50ml) milk or soy milk
- 1 handful fresh basil
- 1 handful fresh parsley
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- salt and pepper
- Cook the pasta according to packaging instructions. Drain.
- Meanwhile, make the sauce by blending all remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
- Pour the sauce into a pan and heat on the stove. Toss the pasta in the sauce and serve!
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.