Creamy Avocado Sauce

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Hi y’all!  It’s been awhile since I posted, I know. Sorry! Been way too busy with family responsibilities lately. But now there’s a definite nip in the air, and the leaves are turning. Autumn must be here! This type of weather always makes me want to eat pasta; one of my favorite comfort foods. But instead of the usual tomato based sauce, I wanted something that was still healthy but more substantial. So when I came across this recipe for an avocado based sauce,I had to try it. It’s very easy, and all you need is a large food processor to make it. It’s remarkable how smooth and creamy this pasta sauce turns out, and all without heavy cream or butter! Kudos to one of my favorite vegetables (or is it a fruit?), avocadoes!

Diff:  Easy     Time:  3-5 min + 6-8 min for pasta      Serves:  4

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. spaghetti

  • 2 avocadoes – halved, pitted and peeled

  • 1 garlic clove, smashed

  • 1 bunch green onions, roughly chopped

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley, for garnish

Instructions:

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente, 6-8 minutes.

  • While pasta cooks, make the sauce. In the bowl of a large food processor, pulse the avocadoes, garlic, scallions, lemon juice and olive oil until smooth.

  • When the pasta is tender, reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water, then drain the pasta. Add the reserved water to the avocado mixture and process until smooth.

  • Add the sauce to the pasta and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. To serve, divide and plate four equal portions of pasta. Garnish with parsley.

I really loved this creamy sauce, but it was a little bland for my tastes so I added some hot chili sauce to spike it up. But I’m sure there are many out there that like this avocado sauce just the way it is. Did I mention that it also makes a terrific dip? And it’s great as a sandwich spread as well! I love how versitile this sauce is! I hope you enjoy it too!

Smiles and all of God’s blessings to you!

Maria

 

 

 

 

 

 

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