dee-licious avocado pasta

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By Dee Stillwell
from Citrus Heights, CA

I have been reading about avocado pasta sauce for a while 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 crimini mushrooms. I added smoked turkey to ours and topped it with parmesan. Vegan style can definitely stand on its own. I have also made this into a pasta salad by adding other veggies and fusilli pasta and serve cold. The bonus is, it is very healthy for you with no mayo.

serves 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Food Processor

Ingredients For dee-licious avocado pasta

  • 1 - 12 oz box
    whole grain, gluten free, or quinoa pasta, or pasta of choice
  • 2 - 3
    ripe avocados, depending on size
  • 1 lg
    lemon, juice and zest(save 1/2 of zest for garnish)
  • 3-4 clove
    garlic
  • 3
    green onions
  • 1 c
    fresh basil leaves
  • a handful
    of fresh parsley, optional
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
  • reserved pasta water to loosen sauce if needed
  • 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

How To Make dee-licious avocado pasta

  • 1
    Boil pasta according to package directions. Reserve some pasta water when draining it to add to the sauce later if needed.
  • 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 more protein, you can add 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 used as a dip for veggies or dressing for a yummy cold pasta salad. I left out the basil and add more veggies to the pasta and used this to bind it together. It is so much more healthy than ones loaded with mayo.
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