Dee-licious Avocado Pasta

Dee Stillwell

By
@LILLYDEE

I have been reading about avacado pasta sauce for awhile now, so decided to try it. The recipes I read sounded good but lacking in flavor for my taste.
I was so pleasantly surprised at the ease of preparation and how delicious it was. My whole family loved it. I made one plate vegan for my neighbor with just sauteed cremini mushrooms. I added smoked turkey to ours and topped it with parmesan cheese. Altho, vegan can deffinitly stand on it's own.
I am so excited to discover how good this recipe is. I can't wait to make it over and over again...the bonus is, it is very healthy for you.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Food Processor

Ingredients

1 - 12 OZ box
whole grain, gluten free, or quinoa pasta, or pasta of choice
3 medium
ripe avocados
1
lemon juice, fresh plus zest (save 1/2 for garnish)
3-4 clove
garlic
3
green onions
1 c
fresh basil leaves
a handful
of fresh parsley
3 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1/2 tsp
sea salt
1/4 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tsp
feiny's everything rub
1/4 - 1/3 c
reserved pasta water

OPTIONAL ADD INS

2 c
cubed chicken, turkey, etc. i used smoked turkey
8 oz
sliced and sauteed cremini mushrooms.
parmesan cheese for the top

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Boil pasta according to package directions. Reserve some pasta water when draining it to add to the sauce later.
2
While pasta is boiling, peel and pit avocado. Cut up green onions coarsely, and put them, the juice of the whole lemon and zest from 1/2 a lemon (save rest for garnish) and remaining ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Puree until smooth, about 1 minute. Add pasta water to thin sauce a little if you think it is necessary. Pour over the hot drained pasta and toss. Top pasta with remaining lemon zest and parmesan if desired. Serve immediately.
3
If you want to add more protein, added cubed chicken, turkey, etc..I used smoked turkey and it was yummy...so yes, it would be a good use for leftover turkey. Enjoy!
4
In my opinion, this could be the base for a very good cold pasta salad..maybe leave out the basil and add more veggies to the pasta. It would be so much more healthy than ones loaded with mayonaise. Let me know if you try it and I will do the same.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy