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16 ounces whole grain pasta
4 avocados
8 ounces of vegan cream cheese
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tbsp. fresh basil, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup Earth Balance® Original Natural Buttery Spread
1 medium sweet onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine (I love using a New Zealand S. Blanc)
1 small tomato (roma), diced
1 cup vegan cheese (Italian)
1/4 cup pine nuts

 

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Whole Grain Pasta & Avocado White Wine Sauce

This dish took home the 2012 Spring to Life Contest award by Earth Balance! It's not only an award winner but is delcious and super easy!

 

1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.

 

2. Combine avocado, vegan cream cheese, cayenne pepper, basil, black pepper, and salt in a bowl. Blend with a hand mixer until smooth. Set aside.

 

3. Sauté onion and garlic in Earth Balance® Original Natural Buttery Spread until translucent. Add white wine and increase heat to medium. Cook until most of the wine has evaporated. Remove from heat and combine with avocado mixture.

 

4. Pour sauce onto pasta and garnish with shredded vegan cheese, pine nuts, fresh tomatoes and enjoy with a nice glass of white wine!