Can Avocado Pasta Be a Thing?

January 18, 2017

Friend and food video journalist Katie Quinn authored the latest issue of Short Stack—out now! We asked her to talk about what we thought was one of the most surprising recipes in her book.

Photo by Katie Quinn

Whether it be thin rice noodles or hearty, glutenous pasta, noodles are my go-to in many circumstances. Dinner parties, included! I find that guests enjoy watching the dough transform into noodles, and they like to help me crank the dough through the pasta machine.

For variety's sake, my theory is that sometimes it's worth messing with the classics. So one evening, with a ripe avocado on hand, I decided to see if avocado pasta could be a thing. It seemed like a stretch ... but it worked! Further, the natural fats in the avocado created a silkier noodle. I continued tweaking until I got a lovely, pale green, melt-in-your mouth final product.

Photo by Katie Quinn

Try Katie's recipe for yourself, below, and pick up a copy of her Short Stack here.

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Katie Quinn is the author of "Cheese, Wine, and Bread: Discovering the Magic of Fermentation in England, Italy, and France" and "Avocados." She co-hosts the podcast Either Side Eaters and creates weekly food and travel videos for her YouTube channel, QKatie.