Merry Christmas Eve! I can’t believe it is almost Christmas and 2015 is almost over. This warm weather we are experiencing in Michigan isn’t very festive for Christmas. Even though we aren’t having a white Christmas here in the Midwest, I am getting in the festive spirit by sharing Avocado Pasta, a spin on the traditional Mexican pasta that is served during Christmas.
Pasta is very typical to serve as a side during Christmas in Mexico. Hector’s family usually serves a cold pasta salad, pasta fria con coditos during their Christmas Eve dinner. Keeping with tradition, I thought that it would be fun for this Christmas to serve pasta. Avocado Pasta is one of my ultimate favorite pasta recipes and is perfect this time of year. This recipe is so simple and easy to make and it is green, which helps us get into the Christmas spirit!
Not only is this recipe really simple and easy to make, it is also really healthy. The pasta sauce has a creamy avocado base with a little white onion, garlic, lemon juice, cilantro, salt and pepper to taste. I like to cook the onion and garlic in the olive oil before blending it with the avocado. I find that is helps take away some of the strong onion and raw garlic taste.
This pasta is easy to make and only a few ingredients are needed to create a creamy and satisfying pasta. I like to garnish the pasta with pumpkin seeds and some chopped cilantro.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Be sure to leave a comment or tag #thymeandlove on Instagram!
Have a safe and happy holiday! I’ll be back next week with some new recipes!