Lemon & Avocado Spaghetti Recipe

Today I thought I would share a super simple and healthy recipe from A Modern Way to Eat. I got this book for Christmas and as soon as I saw this recipe I new I had to make it asap. This meal is so filling yet very refreshing which is great as pasta is often quite a heavy meal.

In the book the ingredients serve 4, however, as my boyfriend was working away I just needed something for myself. I'll let you know what measurements I used and then you can always adjust depending on how many people this meal will be for.

Ingredients (Serves 1):
  • 100g Spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp Capers (in brine)
  • 1/2 Garlic clove (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 lemon (for zest & juice)
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh Basil
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh Parsley
  • 1/2 ripe Avocado
  • Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper

Firstly, bring water to the boil, add a pinch of salt and place your spaghetti in the pan to cook for 8-10 minutes (or according to the instructions on the packet). Whilst the pasta is cooking heat some olive oil in a pan then add the capers and garlic. Allow the garlic to go slightly brown then take off the heat and add the lemon zest. Chop all the herbs and add them to the pan. Slice the avocado and scoop that into the pan and stir all the flavours together. Drain the pasta then add it to the frying pan with the other ingredients. You can also add some of the pasta water if needed or just drizzle some olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this recipe and let me know below if you tried it. Also if you have any recommendations of recipes to make from this book (or any other another cookbook/blogs) leave a comment below.
Have a lovely day!


  1. Looks delicious, you must make it for us the next time your at your mums house xx Sharon x

  2. Leesha Starr03/02/2015, 15:40

    This looks very yummy. I'm not a massive fan of avocado but I'd love to try this. I'm always looking to try something new with spaghetti.
    The Life of Leeshastarr

  3. Ickle Pickle04/02/2015, 13:00

    Oooh I think my biggest sis got this book, she was telling us all about this! Lovely photo #UKBloggers

  4. After seeing this on your Instagram, I was immediately like 'gimme', haha! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)



  5. I've never thought about adding avocados to pasta, but it sounds delicious. I should try! x

  6. Jessica Taylor04/02/2015, 22:32

    I'm only just growing to like it too, but it's very nice with the pasta!

  7. Jessica Taylor04/02/2015, 22:33

    Me too! It's so creamy though and tastes really good all together x


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