Ok, so I’ve seen this recipe on ohsheglows.com a few times and I finally had the chance to make it. I kid you not, it is delicious. If you like guacamole, and you like pesto…and you like pasta… you will LOVE this!
After you put the pasta on the stove to boil, it takes about 5 minutes to make the sauce…. I WILL definitely be making this again.
I think what I love about this pasta the most is that it is a great way to get kids to eat healthy fat. Avocados are also a great source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C,K, folate, and B6. The fat in avocados are so good for kids brains… and not to mention how great they are for our skin.
Maybe next time I’ll try this with whole wheat pasta…..Anyway, i could go on about this stuff forever, but let’s get to the good stuff!
2 ripe avocados, pitted
1 lemon, juiced
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup fresh basil (I used a few shakes of dry basil)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 servings/9 oz your choice pasta
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Bring several cups of water to a boil in a medium sized pot. Add in your pasta, reduce heat to medium, and cook until Al Dente, according to directions on pasta box.
Meanwhile, make the sauce by placing the garlic cloves, lemon juice, and olive oil into a food processor. Process until smooth. Now add in the pitted avocado, basil, and salt. Process until smooth and creamy.
When pasta is done cooking, drain and rinse in a strainer and place pasta into a large bowl.
Pour on sauce and toss until fully combined. Add any additional salt to taste and garnish with black pepper. Serve immediately. Makes appox. 3 servings. Note: This dish needs an appropriate amount of salt for the flavor to come to life. If it tastes bland, add a little salt, it will do wonders!
Recipe adapted from ohsheglows.com