Avocados. I just adore them. They are delicious simply sliced on toast with a heavy sprinkling of salt, mashed up as guaca-mole-mole for dipping nachos or veggies into, cubed in a refreshing salad (like my favourite Mango Avo & Macadamia Salad) or made into smashed chilli avocado (recipe) served with perfectly poached eggs! Yumm.
Anyway, in this recipe I used my beloved avocado for making a delicious pasta sauce. The sauce is rich and super creamy but still totally healthy! Just simple and fresh ingredients like avocado, garlic, basil and lemon juice whizzed all together and you’ve got yourself a green and creamy but oh so good for you pasta sauce. I served mine with zucchini pasta but feel free to have it with regular pasta; because you are saving loads of calories already with this healthy creamy avocado pasta sauce because you’re not using any butter or cream!
Healthy Creamy Avocado Pasta Sauce
1-2 ripe avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
dash of olive oil
Making this creamy avocado pasta sauce is so easy that not many ‘instructions’ are required really haha. Basically, combine avocados, basil, garlic and lemon juice in the bowl of a small food processor (or one of those handheld food blenders would also work a dream). Season with salt and pepper and turn on to WHIZZZZ! After a few pulses add a drizzle of olive oil until the sauce is all nicely mixed together. Give it a little taste just to see if it needs any more seasoning and then it’s ready to be enjoyed (serve immediately).
I combined my creamy avocado pasta sauce with zucchini noodles, crisp cherry tomatoes and topped it off with a delicious piece of spiced blackened salmon (based on this recipe)
*Recipe inspired by Damn Delicious
Looks pretty damn delicious doesn’t it? Fresh, healthy and ready in under 20 minutes. Now that’s what I call a winning dinner! Let me know if you try making this creamy avocado pasta sauce and how you found it :)