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Pasta with avocado and swordfish

Pasta with avocado and swordfish

Avocado is one of those things I could eat every day without ever feeling sick of it. When an ingredient is so delicious and healthy at the same time, it becomes such a precious resource for our kitchen!

I love having for breakfast avocado in very thin slices, on top of toasted bread, with a pinch of salt and some fresh lemon juice. Or preparing guacamole as an appetizer, with some corn tortillas: few alternatives are tastier or will make you feel less guilty 🙂

Pasta with avocado and swordfish is one of my favorite recipes when I find some good avocados at the grocery. It combines the creaminess of avocado with the pleasure of some good fish. Here in Italy swordfish is the best choice, but abroad you can use different species. During one trip to Hawaii, I had the chance to appreciate mahi-mahi, and I am more than sure that it would fit this recipe wonderfully.

Note: since this blog is all about authentic Italian food, I want to highlight that pasta with avocado and swordfish is not fully part of our tradition, since avocado is an ingredient that has recently arrived in our country. In the original version, swordfish is usually combined with tomatoes, olives, or even pistachios and it is a typical Sicilian pasta. I would define my recipe as a contemporary edition of it, that I find delicious (and super easy!).

If you like it, you can easily PIN IT! 🙂 and visit my pasta recipes page as well!

If you like quick and healthy pasta recipes, have a look also at my pasta with chickpeas and rosemary: nothing is better than eating tasty without feeling guilty!

Pasta with avocado and swordfish
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5 from 1 vote

Pasta with avocado and swordfish

A tasty and colourful pasta that mixes Southern Italy tradition with a bit of exotic flavour.
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: avocado, creamy, easy, Fish, healthy, pasta, quick
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 520kcal
Author: Roberto
Cost: $ 3


  • a pan to cook the pasta
  • a pan to cook the swordfish and mix
  • a spoon
  • a mixer or a fork to smash the avocado


  • 1 slice swordfish a thick slice, about 200gr
  • 2 small avocados
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 400 gr pasta both maccheroni and spaghetti will work
  • q.s. salt
  • q.s. black pepper


  • Since this is a quick preparation, first choose your pasta and pour it into boiling and salted water.
    Pasta with avocado and swordfish
  • Take the swordfish slice..
    Pasta with avocado and swordfish
  • … and chop it.
    Pasta with avocado and swordfish
  • Prepare the avocado sauce, smashing them with the mixer or a fork and adding the lemon juice, some salt and a bit of black pepper.
    Pasta with avocado and swordfish
  • In a pan, heat the extra virgin olive oil and make it tasty with two garlic cloves. Remove them before they get dark.
    Pasta with avocado and swordfish
  • Add the chopped swordfish and cook it for about 5 minutes (see the color in the picture).
    Pasta with avocado and swordfish
  • When the pasta is almost done (about 2 minutes before), get half a cup of the boiling water and pour the pasta into the pan with the fish. Pour the boiling water on top of it and start mixing.
    Pasta with avocado and swordfish
  • Add the avocado sauce and keep on mixing at medium heat. Taste the pasta, after 3-4 minutes it should be ready, with its creamy sauce. Serve and enjoy!
    Pasta with avocado and swordfish


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Buon appetito!

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  • Reply Laura 08/24/2020 at 8:08 PM

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing, the taste of avocado combines so well with the swordfish! Do you think I could use fresh tun as well? Bye, Laura

    • Reply Roberto 08/25/2020 at 3:15 PM

      yes, Tuna would be good as well, just pay attention to not overcook it, or it will become too hard.

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