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Rich and decadent, Alfredo is quite possibly my favorite pasta sauce, but certainly not something I can indulge in regularly. Creamy Garlic and Avocado Primavera using Dreamfields Pasta allows me to fulfill my comfort food cravings for velvety cream based Alfredo with a fraction of the calories in less than 30 minutes. Preparing a colorful, satisfying meal for your family has never been so simple.
To maintain maximum nutritional value, I use raw vegetables and Dreamfields Pasta in my Creamy Garlic and Avocado Primavera. Dreamfields Pasta has all of the flavor and texture of traditional pasta, but with twice the fiber (20% of FDA daily recommendations), fortification of natural probiotoic inulin and a whooping 7 grams of protein. Fiber and protein assists with weight control while inlulin helps promote healthy digestion, satiety and calcium absorption. The addition of Dreamfields Pasta to any of your family’s favorite pasta dishes will help you reach or maintain all of your personal health goals without sacrificing flavor.
- 10 ounces (dry) spaghetti
- 2 avocados pitted and sliced
- 8 ounces plain nonfat yogurt
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt plus extra for salting pasta water
- 3 garlic cloves chopped
- 1 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon light extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves roughly chopped
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 cup scallions whites and greens, chopped
- 1 cup bacon cooked and chopped (optional)
Fill a large pot 3/4 way with water and bring to a rolling boil. Salt water generously, approximately 1 tablespoon, and add dry pasta. Cook according to package directions.
While pasta cooks, place avocado through light extra virgin olive oil in a small food processor, pulse until smooth. You can also use a blender or stick/immersion blender to combine. Fold in parsley.
Drain pasta and add avocado mixture to the same hot pot. Heat over low, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until hot. Add cooked pasta to avocado mixture and toss until fully coated.
Plate pasta, top with fresh grape tomatoes, scallions and bacon.
Nutrition information (1/6 of recipe): 370 calories; 12 g protein; 57 g total carbohydrates; 13 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 830 mg sodium; 11 g total dietary fiber.
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