I found this recipe a while back on another blog I frequent. The author described it as creamy and thick to the point of rivaling a bona fide cream sauce. ‘Nuff said.
Even better, this can be ready in about 15 minutes from start to finish. Fantastic on a busy/lazy weeknight. Enjoy!
Creamy Avocado Linguine
Recipe Courtesy of Oh She Glows
1 medium sized ripe Avocado, pitted
1/2 lemon, juiced + lemon zest to garnish
2-3 garlic cloves, to taste
1/2 tsp kosher salt, to taste
~1/4 cup Fresh Basil (optional)
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 servings/6 oz. whole wheat linguine (or whatever you like)
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Cook pasta Al Dente according to package directions
- Meanwhile, place garlic, lemon juice and olive oil in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the avocado, basil (if using) and salt. Process until smooth and creamy.
- Drain and rinse pasta and return to pot or a large serving bowl. Pour on sauce and toss to fully combine.
- Garnish with lemon zest and pepper. Serve immediately.
Note: This dish does not reheat well due to the avocado in the sauce. That, my friend, is a green light to eat it all in one sitting. You can do it.
Yield: 2 Servings