Cherry Tomato Pasta with Avocado Sauce


  • 1 package (14-1/2 ounces) protein-enriched rotini (about 3-1/2 cups uncooked)
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, halved
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup assorted cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • Optional: Shredded Parmesan cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese and grated lime zest


  1. Cook rotini according to package directions for al dente. Meanwhile, place avocados, spinach, basil, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper in a food processor; pulse until chopped. Continue processing while gradually adding oil in a steady stream.
  2. Drain rotini; transfer to a large bowl. Add avocado mixture and tomatoes; toss to coat. Sprinkle with pine nuts, and add toppings as desired.

Published on July 16, 2023