Vegan MoFo: AvoKale Noodles!  »

I’m not sure this recipe counts as super-fast, but it’s weeknight-fast and SO good I just HAD to share it with you. My awesome vegan husband Danny invented it, because he does lots of the cooking ‘round our place. Also Isa kind of invented it—it’s a modified version of the Pasta della California in Veganomicon.

Ok let’s get to it!

olive oil
2+ Tbsp. garlic, chopped
red pepper flakes
1 lemon, juiced and zested
1 cup white wine
1 can white beans
2 avocados, cubed
salt and pepper
nutritional yeast for garnish/topping


Cook some whole-wheat spaghetti, or noodles of your choice.

Boil some kale in a small amount of water for like 20 minutes until it’s soft. Probably chop it up first.

Meanwhile, saute some garlic, red pepper flakes (depends on how much you like), and the lemon zest in some olive oil for about 5 minutes. USE THE ZEST! It makes a huge difference in the tastiness factor.

Squeeze in the juice from that naked lemon, add white wine. Cook a little longer.

Drain and rinse a can of white beans (or cook them from dried in a pressure cooker) and throw in with the garlic saucy stuff to warm up.

In a big bowl, mix together the noodles, the kale, the avocado, and the saucy beans.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with nooch on top.


    Seriously, this is really good. I was gonna blog about something else but then Danny went and cooked this and I was like shit, I gotta pull out my camera now because dinner is just THAT GOOD tonight. It sucked, I swear — the camera was all the way in the other room and everything.

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