Hi friends, Happy Monday!

I am returning from a relaxing weekend that I spent with my boyfriend, Nick. His company paid for their entire staff + significant other to go down to the Travaasa Spa in Austin, Texas. We went horseback riding, did a “challenge course” and went two-stepping! Check back tomorrow for pictures and more details!

Today I’m sharing with you one of my new favorite recipes! This is your new best friend. If you like creamy pasta you’ll inhale this dish like I did. Pureeing avocado with fresh basil, olive oil, parmesan cheese, lemon, and half and half creates a smooth, creamy sauce without all the saturated fat that usually comes along with creamy pasta dishes.

avocado pasta 1

I know this totally isn’t a normal winter dish. You’d think I would be posting about a thick, hearty stew or a pot roast. But it’s been in the 70’s here lately in Texas and frankly, it doesn’t feel much like winter yet.

avocado pasta 3

The corn kernels add a touch of sweetness and crunch which balanced nicely against the creaminess of the sauce. The raw cherry tomatoes add a fresh and tangy bite.

This dish comes together in less than 12 minutes– you can make the sauce while the pasta is cooking, it’s so easy. The sauce requires no cooking– just combine all the ingredients in a food processor and puree away.

When the pasta is done, combine with the creamy sauce, corn and tomatoes, and top with parmesan cheese! I remade this recipe after we had it for dinner the night before, just to take pictures of it. It was about two servings worth and I ended up eating both. Oops. It’s just too good.

avocado pasta 4

What’s your favorite non-winter food to have in the winter?

Here’s the recipe for creamy avocado fettuccine: 

Creamy Avocado Fettuccine
Yields 4
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
17 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
17 min
  1. 8oz fettuccine pasta
  2. 2 ripe avocados, halved and seeded
  3. 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  4. 3 tsp minced garlic
  5. 1 lemon
  6. 1/4 tsp salt
  7. freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  8. 3 tsp olive oil
  9. 2 Tbsp half and half
  10. 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  11. 1 cup corn kernels
  12. 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
  2. In a food processor, combine the avocado, basil, garlic, juice from the lemon, salt, pepper, olive oil, half and half, and parmesan cheese. Puree until smooth. Add additional half and half if it's too thick.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the pasta with the sauce, corn kernels and cherry tomatoes.
  4. Serve immediately, top with additional parmesan cheese.
Zen & Spice https://zenandspice.com/


  1. Leslie says:

    Oh my wow this looks so good! I think I would really like the corn and tomatoes.. Do you think this would keep well for lunches the next day?

    1. It may not because of the avocado– wouldn’t want brown pasta! Probably best to serve immediately.

  2. I love this idea! I’m not a huge pasta fan (I only eat it before a race), but adding avocado to it makes it more appetizing. Definitely going to try!

    1. For sure, and avocado would give you some extra healthy fats to get you through that race!

  3. This looks great! I like adding in some veggies for a change in texture with pasta. Peas are my fav ;)

    1. I love adding peas to pasta :) Who cares if it’s “double-carbing” hehe

  4. this recipe came at a perfect time – i just got a pasta maker so i will be trying this..

    1. o.m.g I bet this would taste AMAZING with fresh pasta.

  5. Love this! Avocados can truly do everything :) But clearly I’m biased!

    1. For sure, they’re “magic” :)

  6. Looks like a simple but utterly healthy recipe! Lovely blog too…glad to have stopped by. Have a lovely week ahead!
    PS: Running a Christmas Giveaway on my blog….for someone in London to win one ‘Block of 6 Open Class Pass’ (worth £40) with The Cat Pose (Zen Yoga). To enter the Giveaway (please spread the word): https://www.walkinginmay.com/2014/12/benefits-of-zen-yogaand-london-giveaway.html

  7. Lovelovelove avocado! This looks delicious! I would eat avocados every day if they weren’t so expensive. :[ But I guess that’s like built-in moderation. :P!

    1. Yes haha I bought a giant haas avocado for this recipe and it was $2! crazy!

  8. Oooo, I love using avocado as a pasta sauce! I like to pair my avocado sauce with some zucchini noodles- it tastes super fresh and I love it especially in the summer! Sounds like you and your boyfriend had a great weekend together- happy Monday :)

    1. Oo I am TOTALLY going to try this with zoodles next!!

  9. I am obsessed with avocado in a pasta dish- Makes it so creamy! Pinning!

    1. It’s very creamy without all the saturated fat! Thanks for pinning :)

  10. […] Creamy Avocado Fettuccini from Zen & Spice […]

Comments are closed.