Some sort of pasta dish is always on the dinner rotation in our home! It’s simple to make, satisfying, and ingredients can easily can be swapped out for dietary needs. Since I eat gluten free and (mostly) dairy free, I often cook up my favorite gluten free pasta made from chickpeas and find substitutions for any dairy ingredients.
This creamy avocado basil pasta is full of flavor and incredibly creamy from the California Avocados which are hitting their peak season next month! It’s decadent, yet doesn’t feel as heavy as a dairy based cream sauce would. Did I mention that it only takes 15 minutes to make AND you just need to add all the ingredients to a food processor (or blender!)? YEP!
You need these simple ingredients:
Ripe, Fresh California Avocados
Plain yogurt (dairy free if needed)
salt & pepper
Simply blend/pulse all the pasta sauce ingredients together and pour into cooked pasta! If you’re looking to add in more vegetables to this dish, you could add frozen peas to the cooking pasta during the last two minutes before draining. Sautéed mushrooms or spinach would also be great additions! Of course, you are getting in amazing nutrients just from the sauce and it is fabulous as is!
Creamy Avocado Basil Pasta Sauce
- 2 ripe, fresh California Avocados
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1/4 cup plain unsweetened yogurt
- 1/3 cup fresh basil packed
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp water
- 1/4 tsp sea salt or to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 8 ounces uncooked pasta gluten free if desired/needed
Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the directions on the box. Set aside.
Add all the ingredients together into a high speed blender or food processor and pulse until totally combined. You will need to stop between pulses to scrap down the sides. Taste test and adjust (salt, garlic powder, lemon juice) to liking.
Add the sauce to the cooked pasta and enjoy!
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