Aren’t avocados the best? We love them mashed into guacamole, blended into a smoothie and whipped into a salad dressing. In this recipe, we take our love for avocados to the next level by turning the beloved fruit into a pasta sauce. (Cue singing angels.) This sauce is rich but totally virtuous, and the whole meal takes just 30 minutes to prepare.
Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Time: Start to Finish: 30 minutes
12 ounces spaghetti
2 avocados--halved, pitted and peeled
1 garlic clove, smashed
1 bunch scallions, roughly chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ cup chopped parsley, for garnish
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook until al dente, 6 to 8 minutes.
2. While the pasta cooks, make the sauce: In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the avocados, garlic, scallions, lemon juice and olive oil until smooth.
3. When the pasta is tender, reserve ½ cup of the cooking water, then drain the pasta. Add the reserved water to the avocado mixture and process until smooth.
4. Add the sauce to the pasta and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. To serve, portion the pasta onto plates and garnish with parsley.