Whole Wheat Avocado Basil Pasta

By Polly Conner
May 28, 2012

This avocado basil pasta recipe can be thrown together with very few ingredients. The simplicity does not compromise the taste!

I’ve made this Avacado Basil Pasta recipe twice already. It’s so yummy! The second time I made it, I modified the original recipe by using whole wheat pasta and a few little seasoning modifications. (The picture is from the first time I made it without the whole wheat if you’re confused.)

It’s a really easy recipe to throw together and can be modified easily according to your taste preference or what you have on hand.

It’s also a great summer dinner for groups.  You can even halve this recipe for just one person! Enjoy


Whole Wheat Avocado Basil Pasta

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Italian


This avocado basil pasta recipe can be thrown together with very few ingredients. The simplicity does not compromise the taste!


  • 8 ounces of whole wheat pasta.
  • 2 medium avocados peeled and diced
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded Pecorino Romano cheese. (I used parmesan and it worked fine)


  1. Cook pasta according to directions. Drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine avocado, bacon, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, pepper, and salt.
  3. Add the hot pasta and toss to combine.
  4. Sprinkle cheese on top and serve.

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13 replies
  1. Whitney Mullenax says:

    This dish was quite good, and I’m sad because there isn’t much leftover for lunch tomorrow! I thought it may be too simple tasting, but it wasn’t at all. Loved the combo of lemon and olive oil, and I’ve needed to use my garden basil somehow. I didn’t do anything different, recipe as it 🙂

  2. Jerusha says:

    I made this recently and it was yummy! The whole family loved it. I added halved grape tomatoes, a couple of handfuls of chopped baby spinach and some spring onions I wanted to use up. So good! Thanks.

  3. Hannah says:

    Hi! I’m brand spanking new to cooking and blogging. I cooked and froze several of your meals over a few days and I wrote about my experience. Loved your recipes and how healthy they are! This one was my favorite! I even made a simple version for my baby 🙂 Hope you check it out! I plan on trying many more!

  4. Gretchen says:

    Yummy!!! We liked this a lot!!! May have to try some add-ins the next time around, but thought it was delicious as is! 🙂

  5. Tracey Grzanich says:

    I loved this, made it last night. I added a can of chic peas and some fresh grape tomatoes sliced in half. I also just added the avocado to each serving individually so we can eat it as left overs. Thanks, WE LOVED IT!!