Avocado Recipe: Pasta with Avocado, Broccoli and Scallops

pasta with avocado, broccoli and scallops

Pasta with creamy avocado mixed with crunchy broccoli and sweet scallops


  • 2 cups cooked pasta such as penne or gemelli or the like
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 oz scallops
  • 1 TBS flour mixed with 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice plus more to taste
  • grated Parmesan for serving, if desired


  • Pat the scallops dry. Mix the flour and salt and dredge the scallops in the flour to coat.
  • Heat the oil in a small fry pan. When hot add the scallops and cook for three minutes, turn and cook for three minutes or until cooked through. Remove to a plate. Cut each scallop into fourths.
  • Peel and pit the avocado and put it in a bowl and mash with a fork. Add salt and stir.
  • If the pasta is cold warm it up a bit in the microwave.
  • Add the pasta, scallops and broccoli to the avocado and stir to coat.
  • Squeeze in a little lemon juice, taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Serve with grated Parmesan, if desired

Keywords: scallops, avocado, pasta, avocado pasta salad