Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Avocado Pasta Sauce

I had some ripe avocados and I just couldn't bring myself to make guacamole again. I found this recipe on the California Avocado Commission's website, it was very intriguing and so I decided to give it a try. It was really interesting and quite delicious, the avocados work as a creamy alternative to milk products. I don't think it would be as good without the Parmesan or the shrimp, so I highly recommend you include both when you decide to give this recipe a try. 

1 lb. pasta of your choice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium lemon, juiced
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 large ripe avocados, seeded
1/2 cup basil
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 lb. sauteed shrimp seasoned to your liking (optional)
1. Prepare pasta as directed on package.
2. Meanwhile, in a food processor add garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Pulse until smooth. Add avocado and basil, pulse until creamy.
3. Pour sauce over hot pasta and toss. Serve immediately and top with black pepper, Parmesan, and sautéed shrimp.

Recipe adapted from:

1 comment:

  1. That looks delicious! And so easy! I don't even like shrimp and I bet it was good with it :)