Guacamole Linguine

Oh yes, you read that right.

Guacamole Linguine.

All the goodness of guacamole mixed up with some whole wheat linguine noodles and a little sirloin steak too.

Guacamole Linguine

Remember earlier this week when I showed you how to freeze an avocado? Well, I pulled my frozen avocado out of the freezer to whip up this quick and easy, creamy pasta dish.

I absolutely love this festive pasta recipe.

Guacamole Linguine

Are you going to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this Sunday?  You know I am, and you better believe California Avocados are going to be playing the main role in that fiesta. Actually…I bet a lot of you are going to be partaking in the green fruit.

Did you know that the California Avocado Commission estimates that a whopping 87 million pounds of avocado will be consumed during this time of year. That’s a whole lot of avocado!

Back to that frozen avocado…

All I did was mix the pureed avocado with a little Greek yogurt and some salt. So simple, and so so creamy!

Guacamole Linguine Sauce

By tossing the hot noodles in the creamy green guacamole sauce, it adds so much depth to the pasta without any guilt.

We can all use a little less guilt with bathing suit season literally right around the corner.

Your welcome.

Guacamole Linguine

My kids loved this pasta too. In fact, my 8 year old had three helpings.

Winning!

I didn’t add jalapeños to the recipe because I was serving it to my kids, but if it was just for me, I would have sautéed some jalapeños with the beef. I definitely recommend that if you love spicy food.

Guacamole Linguine

If you like your guacamole tame, then just follow the recipe below.

But before I give you the recipe, I wanted to remind you that the California Avocado Cinco de Mayo Recipe Fiesta Giveaway is still going on. You have until May 8th to submit your recipes, where winners will be chosen randomly to win over $1600 in CASH and prizes! 

So make sure to check it out and drool over the tasty California Avocado recipes that have already been submitted. Then grab your lucky rabbit’s foot and submit your own! :)

Guacamole Linguine

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 8 oz whole wheat linguine noodles
  • 1 lb. sirloin steak, trimmed of visible fat, and thinly sliced
  • 1 Ripe California Avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 of a purple onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro

Instructions

  1. Prepare linguine according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, place the avocado in a bowl, mash with a fork until smooth, then mix in the lime juice. (This is where you can use your frozen {defrosted} avocado mixture). Then add the greek yogurt and salt. Mix till smooth, set aside.
  3. Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, cook the onion, garlic and steak until the steak is cooked to your liking. Strain the steak mixture.
  4. Drain the pasta and toss in the avocado sauce. Divide the pasta between 4 bowls and top with the steak mixture, the roma tomatoes, and a little cilantro.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes from Shawn

If you want to kick up the spice, add 1 jalapeño (seeds removed and diced) to the onion, garlic and steak in step 3, then cook accordingly.

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Comments

  1. Great idea. I love the steak addition, too.

  2. OMG. This looks insane!! I would also love to take some of that steak and just dip it in that huge bowl o’ green! No shame, right? :)

  3. Holy yum! That sauce looks incredible!

  4. OH my goodness this looks amazing! New follower over here and I can’t wait to try your fabulous recipes, especially with how cheap avocados are right now!

  5. NO. WAY. I can’t decide if I want to curse you for being so brilliant and also because I’ll now be eating this for the rest of my life, or love you for the exact reason. THIS IS BRILLIANT.

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