Hi guys! I wanted to share this recipe we tried & loved!
Fridays during Lent mean no meat & sometimes we get stuck in a rut & struggle to come up with something that we aren’t completely tired of eating. We were scrolling through Pinterest when we came across this recipe for Creamy Avocado Pasta from The Comfort of Cooking. We both saw it & were like, “Oooohhh, that looks so good!” We love that it’s a unique pasta dish & it’s creamy but not heavy like most cream sauces are. It also came together so fast, which makes it an easy dish even on a busy night.
I tweaked the original recipe– we found that the lemon & basil were a little aggressive for us, so instead of 2 avocados I’d use 2 1/2 (which I wrote below) or you could also just use a little less lemon & basil.
- 12 oz. bucatini pasta <– my new favorite noodle!
- 2 1/2 ripe avocados, pitted and scooped
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup olive oil (we added more to make it more creamy, but I’d start with 1/4 cup & see how it is)
- 1 handful fresh basil
- 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
- A splash of milk (not in the original recipe)
- Freshly grated parmesan <– it’s a completely different dish without the cheese, trust me! You NEED the cheese!!
Set a medium-sized pot of salted water to boil. I also like to add a Tbsp or so of olive oil so the pasta doesn’t stick. When the water boils, add the noodles. Reduce heat & cook until al dente, 8-10 minutes depending on the type of pasta you use. In a food processor or blender (we used a blender), combine avocado flesh, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, basil & salt. Blend until smooth and creamy. When your noodles are cooked, drain in a colander & do NOT rinse! Combine your cooked pasta & the avocado sauce in a bowl & top with freshly grated parmesan. Serve with additional grated parmesan… because let’s be honest, there’s no such thing as too much cheese. Enjoy!
Make sure you eat it right away, as we all know avocados turn brown if they’re left out for too long!
I hope you guys enjoy this as much as we did. I love the simplicity of this recipe but you can play around with different seasonings or even try it with zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash “noodles” if you want to get super healthy. I need a few carbs in my life since I have Gio to chase around all day (; Thanks for stopping by, let me know if you tried it & how you liked it! Xo