15-minute creamy avocado pasta

it was recently my birthday and one gift i received was a book i always had my eye on – the oh she glows cookbook by angela liddon. this beautiful 313 paged book is full of delicious vegan goodies from breakfast to dessert. tonight, my husband (who is the chef in this  ouhousehold) is actually letting me into the kitchen to attempt what most people would say is a quick and easy dinner..for me, not so much. wish me luck!

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oh she glows – 15 minute creamy avocado pasta 

Serves 3 

PREP TIME: 5 to 10 minutes . COOK TIME: 8 to 10 minutes 

9 ounces (255g) uncooked pasta

1 to 2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup (60mL) fresh basil leaves

4 to 6 teaspoons (20 to 30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil

1 ripe medium avocado, pitted

1/4 to 1/2 teaspsoon (1 to 2 mL) fine-grain sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

lemon zest, for serving

  1. bring a large bowl of water to a boil. cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package
  2. while pasta is cooking, make the sauce. in a food processor, combine the garlic and basil and pulse to mince.
  3. add the lemon juice, oil, avocado and 1 tablespoon (15mL) of water and process until smooth.
  4. drain the pasta and place is back in the pot. add avocado sauce and stir until combined. you can gently rewarm the pasta with the sauce.

i ended up making ours with zucchini instead of pasta. you can also use gluten free pasta for something not so heavy in the carb department.

i apologize, i completely forgot to take pictures, i was clearly too excited to try this! i would love to see your favourite dishes, new ones you tried or even if you tried this recipe!

 

 

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