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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 284.4
  • Total Fat: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.0 mg
  • Sodium: 18.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 8.1 g

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Avocado Pasta with Broccoli & Mushrooms

Submitted by: GRACELIA44

Introduction

decadent creamy avocado sauce over noodles of your choice. My sister made this by eating something similar at a restaurant and figuring it out at home. I think a splash of white wine would add a nice zing to the sauce. decadent creamy avocado sauce over noodles of your choice. My sister made this by eating something similar at a restaurant and figuring it out at home. I think a splash of white wine would add a nice zing to the sauce.
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    16 oz dry macaroni (we like small shells or cylinders, but the restaurant used linguine)
    2 cups pureed avocados
    1/2 cup milk
    1/4 milk
    1 cup chopped broccoli
    1 cup chopped mushrooms
    6+ cloves of garlic
    1 tbsp ground cumin
    1 tbsp olive oil
    salt & pepper to taste
    12 cups of tap water to boil noodles (with 1-3 cups reserved after cooking for sauce)

Directions

Make a roux by combining the flour and oil in a sauté pan stirring constantly until there are no lumps and it begins to look a little more clear. Slowly stir in milk. Add spices, garlic and mushrooms and while stirring constantly, allow the mushrooms to reduce. Add broccoli and cook for a few more minutes until broccoli is wilted. Lastly stir in the pureed avocados and stir gently to combine.
Simmer (while stirring often) and prepare the noodles with plenty of water and a generous pinch of salt. When draining the noodles, reserve some of the liquid, and use a cup or more of it to thin the sauce to the texture you would like. We used about a cup last night, and it made a velvety and creamy but not lumpy sauce.

Serve with additional slices of avocado on top for beauty.

Takes about 1 hour to prepare and makes 8-12 2-cup servings.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GRACELIA44.






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  • There's no flour in the recipe (even though the directions call for it), so I would just add enough flour to the oil to make a thick paste, then make it into a roux as the directions say. Hope this helps! - 10/8/13

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