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Meatless Monday Makeover: Creamy Avocado, Walnut and Spelt Rigatoni

February 12, 2018
Photo Credit: Nina Olsson

There are many things to love about this creamy pasta recipe: It’s dairy free, rich and luscious, and vegetarian. But perhaps the best thing: It’s ready in 15 minutes.

This unicorn of a recipe manages to bring together several super-healthy ingredients (Spelt pasta! Walnuts! Avocado! Olive oil!), while also giving you a bowlful of creamy comfort food. Make it tonight—you know you want to (we do, too).

Creamy Avocado, Walnut and Spelt Rigatoni (Wholegrain Pasta with No-Fuss Dairy-Free Pasta Sauce)




05 min


10 min


12oz. whole-grain spelt rigatoni or your choice of pasta

3 avocados, pitted and peeled

2 garlic cloves

Extra-virgin olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

Salt and pepper

1½ cups walnuts

½ leek, white part only, trimmed and sliced in thin rounds

2 handfuls of parsley, chopped


Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, then drain and set aside.

Place the avocado in a mixer and blend with the garlic, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, and lemon juice. Taste and adjust with salt and pepper.

Serve with rigatoni and top with walnuts, leek, and parsley.

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