A smooth, creamy, and healthy sauce coats your favorite type of noodle in this Pasta with Avocado Cream. So simple and flavorful!
I wouldn’t say I have an allergy to avocado, but I definitely have a big time intolerance. Eating a lot of it leaves me with the worst stomach cramps for quite an undesirable amount of time. Bananas and kiwi have the same affect.
But honestly, bananas and kiwi I can live without. Avocado, not so much.
Guacamole=love. Cubed up in a salad=love. Sliced on a bagel=love. Roasted with a sprinkle of Parmesan=love, love, luuuu-huv.
Ya. I eat them anyway, and suffer the consequences.
Because, you guys. THIS Pasta with Avocado Cream Sauce. My love will not be denied!
Fun fact: the healthy fats in avocado make our skin glow and hair shine. So clearly, you will feel beautiful while eating this.
When blended with a few other simple ingredients, the avocado becomes the “cream” sauce, without actual cream. You cannot even tell this is non-dairy. It’s so dreamy and delicious! You might even find yourself sneaking a few spoonfuls out of the food processor.
And bonus, this dish can be whipped up in only 15 minutes tops! Quick and wonderful lunch or dinner.
other avocado recipes we love
Tuna Stuffed Avocado – Halved avocados are filled with tuna, then topped with crisp bacon and drizzled with Sriracha-mayonnaise.
Broiled Avocado – A healthy, flavorful, filling, and gorgeous snack in 10 minutes, just by broiling avocado with cheese, lime juice, and cayenne pepper.
Pasta with Avocado Cream Sauce
- 12 ounces dried pasta (I used bucatini)
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 medium ripe avocados , pitted
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3/4 cup fresh parsley
- 2 leaves fresh basil
- 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper , to taste
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta al dente, according to the instructions on the package.
- In the meantime, make the sauce: In a food processor, pulse the garlic cloves until minced. Add in the avocados, lemon juice, parsley, basil, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Pulse until combined and creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. (If the sauce is too thick, you can add a tablespoon of water or olive oil.)
- Drain the pasta and place it back in the pot. Pour all of the avocado sauce on top and gently stir until combined.
- Serve in individual bowls with a sprinkle of Parmesan, if desired. Enjoy!
- Because avocados oxidize quickly after you slice them, this sauce is best served immediately.
adapted from Eats Well With Others