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5-Ingredient Avocado Tofu Pasta

A simple healthy meal made with 5 basic ingredients, including avocado and tofu. Ready in under 20 minutes and packed with plant protein!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: vegan
Servings: 4


  • 4 cups dry pasta of choice *see notes
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 cup medium firm tofu
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (optional)
  • Nutritional yeast or parmesan for serving (optional)


  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
  • Add the avocado, tofu, lemon juice, garlic, basil (if using) and salt to a food processor. Process until smooth.
  • Stir the sauce into the pasta. You can add a few tablespoons of pasta water to thin the sauce if desired.
  • Serve with nutritional yeast or parmesan (regular or vegan) and pepper if desired.


I used white fusilli pasta with added fiber. You can also use whole wheat pasta or gluten-free.
I love to top it with this homemade vegan parmesan. I also topped mine with chickpeas for added protein and fiber. You can add plain cooked chickpeas or roasted and flavored chickpeas.
This recipe is best with medium firm or soft tofu. The sauce won't be as creamy with firm tofu.
I sometimes add a bit of dry basil instead of fresh. It's also great without!