Avocado Tahini Pasta

Avocado Tahini Pasta has an oil-free green dressing packed with healthy fats that go perfectly with protein packed Chickapea pasta for a super nutritious dinner.

Avocado Tahini Pasta with Chickapea Pasta

If you’ve been following me for a while, it’s no surprise that I’m a bit obsessed with both avocado and tahini.  Mix them together in this easy pasta dish for a fresh take on pasta.

This pasta is creamy, lemony, and packed with protein, veggies, and Mmm, pasta.  The ultimate comfort food.

Ingredients for Avocado Tahini Pasta

Have you tried Chickapea Pasta yet? This organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan pasta is made from organic chickpeas and lentils. It’s packed with protein and fiber using only pulses as ingredients!  Real ingredients, no fillers, and nothing artificial.

I used the spirals in my recipe, but the penne and shells are also excellent choices!

Easy Avocado Tahini Pasta with veggies and healthy chickpea/lentil pasta

A clean pasta deserves an equally clean sauce; something with integrity and pizazz. Hello, Avocado Tahini sauce.

If you’re looking for simplicity, you can mix up this pasta without any veggies.  I chose cherry tomato, radishes, and bell peppers to throw in, but any vegetable works.  Some other ideas are cooked broccoli or asparagus.

Avocado Tahini Pasta packed with veggies with protein packed pasta.

Enjoy this Avocado Tahini Pasta as a fun way to mix up your plant-based pasta night. You can serve it warm or chilled— I like mine cold with a squeeze of lemon.

A big thank you to Lauren from Flora and Vino for this creative recipe!  You can find more of her recipes on Instagram and Facebook.

We love avocado with our pasta!

5 from 12 votes
Avocado Tahini Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins
 

Oil-free pasta with a creamy avocado tahini sauce. Can be served warm or chilled. Packed with optional vegetable mix ins, healthy fats, and chickpea pasta protein. Perfect for an easy weeknight meal or lunch!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado Tahini Pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 245 kcal
Author: Lauren Kirchmaier
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces Chickapea Pasta - any shape will work
  • 1 cup loosely packed basil, chiffonade
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 3-4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • AVOCADO TAHINI SAUCE
  • 1 large avocado, mashed
  • 1/4 cup runny tahini (or sub hummus)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  • black pepper
Instructions
  1. Prepare pasta according to package instructions, once cooked, drain and rinse with cool water and transfer to a large mixing bowl.

  2. Wash and chop your vegetable mix-ins of choice.
  3. Make the avocado tahini sauce while the pasta is cooking by adding avocado, tahini, water, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to high speed blender and processing until smooth.

  4. Drain any excess liquid from the pasta and fold in avocado-tahini sauce. Next, fold in the basil, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, and radishes until well mixed.

  5. Garnish with black seeds and serve immediately.
  6. Leftovers keep in the fridge for 2-3 days, though best when fresh!

 

A 20 minute protein packed meal packed with veggies and outstanding flavors!

21 Comments
  • Michelle Higgins
    Posted at 12:14h, 29 June Reply

    Wow! I need this in my life! Drooling over here. We as a family are always looking for healthy, vegetarian options, still fill woth protein, this is exactly that! Can’t wait to try it.!

  • Trish
    Posted at 12:03h, 29 June Reply

    Wowza! Oil free, and full of protein and fiber! And……. it’s pasta! OMG!

  • Erin @ The Almond Eater
    Posted at 11:34h, 29 June Reply

    Loving this healthy vegetarian pasta recipe!

  • nocrumbsleft
    Posted at 10:16h, 29 June Reply

    This recipe looks so amazing!

  • Dana Sandonato
    Posted at 10:01h, 29 June Reply

    I need this pasta in my life! This is truly the perfect side or lightened up dinner for when it’s too hot to cook, and the nutritional protein + fiber-packed punch is the proverbial cherry on top. Nothing beats a recipe that is both delicious and heart healthy 🙂 That’s my jam!

  • Michelle
    Posted at 20:47h, 28 June Reply

    Wow, what a creative and nutrient-packed dish! I am sure this sauce is magic on Chickapea. Love that it adds healthy fats to the protein of Chickapea!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 15:51h, 16 July Reply

      So true! We’re glad you love this recipe as much as we do Michelle!

  • Regina
    Posted at 20:26h, 28 June Reply

    Wow I love this avocado tahini sauce idea!! Pairing it with protein-packed Chickapea pasta and summer veggies sounds like a perfect seasonal meal

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 07:57h, 29 June Reply

      Don’t you love when you get all you need in one yummy bowl, Regina? 🙂

  • marcie
    Posted at 19:48h, 28 June Reply

    I love the sound of the avocado tahini sauce! This is such a beautiful healthy dish!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 07:57h, 29 June Reply

      It’s such a great combo, Marcie! A perfect marriage of flavors 🙂

  • Tania Sheff
    Posted at 17:57h, 28 June Reply

    This avocado-tahini sauce sounds so yummy! Combine it with my favorite protein packed Chickapea pasta and you get a perfect dish!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 19:07h, 28 June Reply

      Isn’t it fun to be a Chickapea junkie? lol

  • Kristen
    Posted at 17:33h, 28 June Reply

    This is the best recipe! The sauce goes perfectly with Chickapea pasta!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 19:07h, 28 June Reply

      We’re such big fans of avocado and pasta, Kristen!

  • Natasha @ Salt & Lavender
    Posted at 17:27h, 28 June Reply

    My kinda pasta!! I love how nutritious it is. Great for a light (but filling) summer lunch!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 19:08h, 28 June Reply

      It sure is packed with delicious goodness, Natasha!

  • Izzy @ She Likes Food
    Posted at 16:24h, 28 June Reply

    I love tahini and I love avocado so this is a match made in heaven!! I also love that the tahini adds a little extra protein to the already protein packed pasta! So good!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 19:09h, 28 June Reply

      You can’t go wrong with delicious + healthy!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 15:39h, 28 June Reply

    Adding this to my meal prep for next week! I’m loving the amount of fibre & protein in this pasta – this will keep me full for hours!

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