I came across the idea for this recipe on the internet (as most things!) and was inspired by its use of avocados to make a sort of pesto-cream sauce for the pasta. This is a great summer dish, and is best fresh- it's super simple to make and can be whipped up in the amount of time it takes to boil a pot of pasta- an excellent quality in my opinion.
The avocados, basil, and garlic speak for themselves, but the can't-do-without ingredient is the lemon zest on top- it gives the dish that little kick it needs to put it over the edge. And don't forget to season well with salt and pepper too!
Here are your simple ingredients...
And your super simple sauce that's packed with flavor (and good for you!)
Creamy Avocado Pasta
-1 lb pasta, any kind you like (I used penne, but little shells would work great too, I think)
-1 lemon, juice and zest
-3 garlic cloves
-1/2 cup fresh basil
-1/4 cup olive oil
-salt and pepper to taste
Boil pasta according to package directions. Puree everything else except the lemon zest in your food processor, then pour over the pasta. Top with lemon zest and salt and pepper, and enjoy!
And here's your finished pasta- the lemon zest puts it over the edge!