As well as giving sauces a silky texture, avocados are a high fibre food, helping to aid in digestion. Try them in this avocado pasta recipe, adapted from Posh Pasta by Pip Spence, then check out our slow-roast tomato pasta sauce, healthy gnocchi and vegetarian pasta recipes.


  • 350g fusilli
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 200g baby spinach
  • 2 small ripe avocados, halved and stoned
  • extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 30g roasted cashews, chopped
  • 30g roasted almonds, chopped
  • a small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 2 limes
  • 50g feta, (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Cook the fusilli in a large pan of boiling, salted water following pack instructions.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, put the garlic and spinach in a blender with the avocado flesh. Add a drizzle of oil and season. Blitz a little, add a splash of the pasta cooking water and blitz until smooth. Leave the lid on the blender and put to one side.

  • STEP 3

    Put the chopped cashews, almonds and coriander in a bowl. Squeeze over the juice of 1 lime, season and drizzle with oil.

  • STEP 4

    Cut the other lime into wedges. Drain the pasta, reserving a cupful of the cooking water, and tip back into the pan, adding a few splashes of the water. Pour over the sauce and toss together, seasoning to taste. Divide between plates, spoon over the nut dressing, crumble over the feta (if using) and serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.

This recipe is adapted from Posh Pasta by Pip Spence (£12.99, Quadrille). Photographs by Faith Mason.

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