Pasta Salad with Avocado and Wasabi

This is a chilled pasta with very rich and creamy wasabi-hinted avocado sauce. If you enjoy a little kick of wasabi, then this appetizer is for you.


Serves: 4

  • 200g pasta
  • 2 medium, ripe avocados
  • 1 tsp wasabi (or adjust to taste)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp walnut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • Some chives, finely chopped


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water until cooked (follow the package directions). Drain and rinse well under cold water.
  2. Peel the avocados, remove the stones and mash with a fork fairly smooth in a bowl. Add the wasabi, minced garlic, lemon juice, mayonnaise, walnut oil, salt and pepper, mix together well.
  3. Drain the cold pasta, toss with the avocado sauce.
  4. Sprinkle with the chopped chives.