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Creamy Avocado Sauce

Pasta with Avocado Sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 451 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces dry linguini or other pasta
  • 2 ripe avocados halved, seeded and peeled
  • ½ cup basil leaves
  • ½ cup baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Optional: garnish with basil leaves
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water.

  2. Add the avocado, basil, spinach, garlic, lemon juice, cheese and salt to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. With the blender running, stream in the olive oil until incorporated.6

  3. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss to coat. Add some of the pasta water as needed to thin out the sauce to desired consistency. Season the pasta with salt and pepper to taste.  

Nutrition Facts
Pasta with Avocado Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 451 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 289mg 12%
Potassium 478mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 2g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 9.7%
Vitamin C 12.1%
Calcium 8.9%
Iron 7.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.