Avocado Spinach Sauce

I made this very quick and easy sauce the other day to go on some pasta, it’s not very pretty but very healthy, tasted really nice and the kids loved it.  Rian called it “ninja turtles pasta” because it’s green!  I love that he comes up with these names himself, instead of me having to do it to convince him to eat it!

You could use this as a dressing for other things like grains, potatoes, salads, but we had it with wholegrain rice pasta, and I added some halved cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and baby salad leaves, to try to make it look a bit prettier and be even more nutritious.  It takes only a few minutes to make in a food processor and makes a really nice fresh and summery meal.  



2 ripe avocados

2 big handfuls of baby spinach (about 100g)

1 clove of garlic

Juice of half a lemon

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)

How it’s made:

Chop the flesh of the avocado roughly and add to the food processor with the spinach, peeled garlic clove, lemon juice and salt and pepper, and blend until smooth.

Serve soon after making, e.g. with cooked pasta at room temperature, for it to taste and look best and retain the most nutrients.


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