Avocado Pasta Sauce

I don’t know about anyone else, but I tend to get over enthusiastic about avocados. I tend to get them under ripe so they sit on my windowsill and the next thing I know, they’re overripe and need to be used NOW!

I can only eat so much avocado chocolate pudding before I need to have something else – so this is perfect!

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado, ripe and pitted
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 T fresh lemon juice
  • zest from lemon
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil or cilantro leaves
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups pasta of choice

Directions:

  • Put on a large pot of water and bring to a boil.
  • Combine all ingredients except pasta into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Make pasta as directed and drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
  • While pasta is draining, add pasta sauce to the pot and put over low heat to warm it up. If sauce is too thick, add pasta water a little at a time until it is at desired thickness.
  • Add drained pasta to warmed pasta sauce and toss to coat.
  • Divide between two bowls and serve warm.

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