If you type in "Avocado Pasta" in the search bar on YouTube, you will see multiple videos show up in the search results. But from the videos I've seen, it's just plain pasta with an avocado sauce on top of the pasta or it's some sort of vegetable like zucchini that has been shredded to look like pasta- with an avocado sauce on top of the "pasta". Technically, it's not avocado pasta in my opinion.
So I decided to make the first ever pasta made from avocados. Specifically, I put avocados in the pasta dough by creating an avocado paste that was made along with other ingredients you need to make pasta. Yes, this is fresh homemade pasta like my mom never used to make- or anybody else in my family for that matter.
For the cooking vessels, you will need:
A food processor
A medium bowl
A rolling pin or beer bottle
3 small bowls
A large pot and lid
A stove to cook the pasta(duh!)
For the actual pasta, you will need:
1 1/2 avocados
3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup of avocado oil
2 tbsp. of water
1. Peel the avocado and take out the large seed(s). The skin isn't used in this recipe. Heck, I don't even know if it's edible to begin with.
2. Crack 4 eggs and put the yolks in a medium bowl.
3. Add the avocados in the medium bowl.
4. Whisk the egg and avocado until you get some form of a green paste. You also don't want any unwhisked egg yolks remaining either.
5. Add flour, salt, and paste to food processor. Process the contents.
6. Add the avocado oil. Process the contents again.
7. Add the water. Process the contents again until you get a shaggy, green dough.
8. Coat a surface with flour.
9. Extract the pasta dough from the food processor and put dough on the floured surface. Watch out for the blades in the bottom of the detachable food processor bowl! I cut myself doing that. :(
10. Form one ball from the dough.
11. Knead the dough ball for 10-15 minutes, or until the dough ball is no longer sticky. If the dough ball gets stuck on the surface or your hands, just add flour to the dough ball.
12. Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.
13. Remove the plastic wrap and break the dough ball into smaller dough balls. The dough should be elastic by now. You know when the dough is ready to be flattened when you poke a hole in it and the hole just stays there. In other words, it doesn't detract.
14. Flatten each dough ball using a rolling pin or beer bottle. Then fold the dough, then flatten again. Repeat this process 4 or 5 times for each dough ball.
15. The pasta strips should be no more than 1/2 an inch thick. If it is thicker, just flatten it again with a rolling pin or beer bottle.
16. Cut the pasta strips into whatever shape you want using a knife.
17. Put the pasta on the edges of 3 small bowls so that the pasta doesn't stick to each other. If it does, just break them apart and sprinkle flour over the pasta.
18. Put some water in a large pot.
19. Cover large pot with lid. Then boil the water for 10 minutes or until you see steam coming out of the lid.
20. Once the water is boiling, put the pasta in the large pot to cook. The pasta will float to the surface, so you should stir the contents of the large pot every 2-3 minutes. If you think water is going to overflow out of the large pot, just lower the flame of the stove. Cook pasta for 10-12 minutes.
21. Once pasta is cooked, drain the water out of the large pot using a colander.
22. You can put tomato sauce on top of the pasta or guacamole if you really want the full avocado experience. Bon appetit!