Creamy Avocado Sauce for Pasta Recipe | Yummly

Creamy Avocado Sauce for Pasta

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7Ingredients
15Minutes
340Calories
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Description

Reminiscent of pesto, this creamy sauce opts for avocados for some of the usual olive oil, and includes plenty of fresh parsley and lemon for brightness. It makes enough to cover 8 ounces of pasta (you can go with spaghetti or another favorite shape). Before draining the pasta, set aside 1/2 to 1 cup pasta water to toss in with the sauce in case you'd like a looser texture. While the sauce on its own is vegan, mixed with pasta, it's excellent topped generously with freshly grated Parmesan and additional chopped parsley. The recipe is a Yummly original.

Ingredients

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  • 2 avocados (ripe, medium-size, pitted and peeled)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley (leaves and tender stems, lightly packed)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (plus more to taste)
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    Directions

    1. Add the flesh of the avocados, the garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, salt, and pepper to a food processor and process until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape the inside of the bowl, 1-2 minutes. Taste and add more pepper if you like.
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    NutritionView More

    340Calories
    Sodium25% DV610mg
    Fat52% DV34g
    Protein6% DV3g
    Carbs4% DV11g
    Fiber32% DV8g
    Calories340Calories from Fat310
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat34g52%
    Saturated Fat4.5g23%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol
    Sodium610mg25%
    Potassium590mg17%
    Protein3g6%
    Calories from Fat310
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate11g4%
    Dietary Fiber8g32%
    Sugars1g2%
    Vitamin A30%
    Vitamin C60%
    Calcium4%
    Iron10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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