Angel Hair Pasta With Basil, Avocado & Tomato - Vegetarian (Or Not)

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"Another recipe gem from my grandparentsdotcom Newsletter excerpted from Betty Crocker’s FAST FROM SCRATCH COOKBOOK - "Ready to eat in 15 min flat, this light & healthy angel hair pasta recipe is replete w/juicy tomato, fragrant basil & creamy avocado." The beauty of this recipe & others like it is the versatility. It can be a main-course or a side-dish. It can be family-friendly or company-worthy. To make it more veggie-rich, consider adding bell pepper, mushrooms & even black olives. To enrich it w/protein, consider adding 1 cup of shredded cooked chicken, 1/2 pd cooked shrimp or Parmesan cheese. In other words, make it your own & then ENJOY!"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (185.5 g)
  • Calories 238.3
  • Total Fat - 9.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 202.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 37.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.3 g
  • Sugars - 3.2 g
  • Protein - 4.5 g
  • Calcium - 23.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook & drain pasta as directed on pkg. Set aside.

Step 2

In a 3-qt saucepan, heat oil over med heat. Cook garlic in oil about 5 min (stirring occ) until tender but not brown. Remove from heat. Stir in basil, avocado & tomatoes.

Step 3

In lrg serving bowl, gently toss vegetable mixture w/cooked pasta. Sprinkle w/salt & pepper.


  • No special items are required

2 Reviews


I scaled back for 1 serve using 80 grams of thin spaghetti instead of angel hair pasta as that is what I had on hand and used a full tomato and a mini avocado. I cooked my garlic to a brown crispy flavour as when I use local garlic like this it turns into garlic crisps and in a dish is so delicious and I also cooked up the diced up skin for a few minutes before I added the tomato flesh and avocado and some of the pasta water before adding the cooked pasta and the end result with a little garlic bread on the side was one very delicious dinner twissis made for For Your Consideration tag game on FF&FF.


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(27 Sep 2016)

Smells Like Salad

I chose this recipe for its delicious ingredients of course but also for its ease in preparation. I lightly sauteed the garlic and tomatoes on med-low heat for only a few minutes. Then tossed the cooked pasta with the garlic, tomatoes and olive oil in a prep bowl. Transferred to a serving platter and arranged avocado slices, fresh basil from garden, and finished with freshly grated asiago, another squirt of olive oil, s/p. I wouldn't recommend heating the avocado as it'll only turn to mush. Besides, the avocado will warm up with the heat of the pasta. I also drizzled a small amount of dark balsamic vinegar on the avocado to stop them from turning brown. Served with roasted small whole carrots. Made for FTT.


(17 Jun 2016)

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