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Creamy Avocado Pasta

A pasta dish that tastes absolutely sinful like a creamy pasta dish smothered in a buttery cream sauce but it is nothing but fresh, natural ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 4 servings of pasta regular or whole wheat, ideally fettuccine or similar
  • 2 ripe avocados pitted and scooped from rind
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 large clove of garlic or 2 small cloves or 2 cloves of jarred minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Freshly grated parmesan

Optional Ingredients

  • Fresh chopped tomatoes
  • Diced cooked chicken
  • Diced cooked bacon or pancetta

Instructions

  1. Set a large pot of salted water to boil. Once boiling, add pasta to water and cook until al dente.
  2. While pasta is cooking, combine avocado flesh, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, basil and salt in a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside. *If you do not have a food processor, you can try an immersion blender or a normal blender. You will not be able to prepare this dish without one of these devices.
  3. Drain pasta and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with avocado mixture and a generous handful of freshly grated parmesan. Serve with additional grated parmesan, if desired.
  4. This pasta is best served immediately. The lemon juice should help prevent browning if you somehow happen to have leftovers. Should the pasta turn brown the next day, rest assured it is still edible (and delicious!). One trick I use is to keep the pit from the avocado in the container with the leftover pasta. Something about the pit helps prevent browning.

Recipe Notes

To make it gluten-free (or hypoallergenic friendly), simply use your favourite gluten-free noodle and substitute Parmesan for nutritional yeast.