Creamy Avocado Pasta

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Creamy Avocado Pasta

This creamy pasta sauce is made with avocado in place of butter, so it has less saturated fat and more good fats. This vegetarian dish is bursting with flavor made with fresh basil leaves, garlic and lemon juice.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. spaghetti
  • 2 ea. medium Avocados From Mexico, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 2 ea. garlic cloves
  • 1/2 c. fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 c. olive oil
  • 1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 t. lemon zest

Instructions

  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  2. To make the avocado sauce, combine ripe avocados, garlic, basil, and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Slowly add olive oil to the food processor until well combined.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, avocado sauce, tomatoes, and lemon zest. Serve immediately. Fresh avocado sauce can turn brown (oxidize) quickly. Serve topped with fresh basil leaves.
  4. Note: For a lighter option that is grain-free, serve the avocado pasta sauce with homemade zucchini noodles in place of regular pasta.

Reviews

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Avocado Pasta
Amount Per Serving 8
Calories 380 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Total Sugars 2g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 9g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 2%
Iron 0mg 6%
Potassium 380mg 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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