creamy avocado pasta

creamy avocado pasta

I love avocados and bought a whole bunch from Costco recently. Problem is I only have a limited number of avocado application ideas – avocados with sardines on toast, avocados on salads, pizzas…that’s about it. I came across this recipe link on Cup of Jo and was very happy to find it. I love creamy pastas but don’t really like the “heavy, rich” feeling you get after consuming it. Since this recipe is dairy-free, it also digests better (at least for me)!

This pasta is very delicious. I made the 2 servings and ate it all up. I have to admit after a while, it does get very rich – in it’s own way. I would serve this alongside fish (e.g., salmon is a great choice) or a grilled/roasted chicken.

Creamy Avocado Pasta

(taken from Oh She Glows; click here for recipe)

Serves 2


  • 1 medium sized ripe Avocado, pitted
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced + lemon zest to garnish
  • 1-3 garlic cloves, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil, (optional)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 servings/6 oz of your choice of pasta
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to directions. You do want your pasta al dente though.
  2. Meanwhile, make the sauce by placing the garlic cloves, lemon juice, and olive oil into a food processor. Process until smooth. Now add in the pitted avocado, basil (optional), and salt. Process until smooth and creamy.
  3. When pasta is done cooking, drain and rinse in a strainer and place pasta into a large bowl. Pour on sauce and toss until fully combined. Garnish with lemon zest and black pepper. Serve immediately.

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