Try This: Quick Creamy Avocado Pasta

It’s been a while since I shared a recipe. I haven’t been doing much cooking, or eating for that matter.

Whoever thought of putting avocado with pasta is a genius. Although this recipe is not lo-cal or low-fat, it is high on flavor and SUPER easy. Seriously. Assuming I can find fresh basil, this is my go-to weeknight recipe. 

This recipe is from the wonderful website Oh She Glows. Check it out: http://ohsheglows.com/2011/01/31/15-minute-creamy-avocado-pasta/ 

15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta

by Angela Liddon

Prep Time: 5 mins; Cook Time: 10 mins

Keywords: food processor stove top entree side pasta entree vegetarian vegan soy-free nut-free gluten free option

Creamy, thick, and rich with lots of garlic flavour and a hint of lemon. This is my newest favourite pasta dish. The avocado works wonderfully in this recipe to create a sauce so creamy and thick, you will think there is cream hiding in there.

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 1 medium sized ripe Avocado, pitted
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced + lemon zest to garnish
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
  • ~1/4 cup Fresh Basil, (probably optional)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 servings/6 oz of your choice of pasta
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

1. Bring several cups of water to a boil in a medium sized pot. Add in your pasta, reduce heat to medium, and cook until Al Dente, about 8-10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, make the sauce by placing the garlic cloves, lemon juice, and olive oil into a food processor. Process until smooth. Now add in the pitted avocado, basil, and salt. Process until smooth and creamy.

3. When pasta is done cooking, drain and rinse in a strainer and place pasta into a large bowl. Pour on sauce and toss until fully combined. Garnish with lemon zest and black pepper. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.

Please note: This dish does not reheat well due to the avocado in the sauce. Please serve immediately.


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