Creamy Avocado and Lemon Pasta

If you love creamy, lemon pasta, but don’t want to consume all of the unhealthy cream, this avocado cream pasta dish is for you! Make it vegan by leaving out the yogurt.

This is probably too strong for those who don’t like lemon, but I was in heaven with a large amount of black pepper on top. My son was giving me a thumbs up on this one, but when I clarified, I found out that it was a “thumbs sideways”… a bit too acidic for him. 😉 Make it kid-approved by lessening the amount of lemon used.

For those who aren’t vegan, parmesan cheese would be a yummy addition.

This recipe came along with my farm fresh delivery box a few months ago, paired with our shipment of avocados. I’ve been dying to try it and here it is!

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Creamy Avocado and Lemon Pasta

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • ½ cup lukewarm water
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • A handful of cilantro
  • 2 cups pasta, uncooked

Instructions

  1. In your Baby Bullet, add all of the ingredients except the pasta: avocado, yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and cilantro.
  2. Blend until smooth. Add water as needed to thin to desired consistency.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  4. As soon as pasta is cooked, toss in the sauce.
  5. Serve with additional cilantro on top, salt and pepper to taste, or parmesan if desired.

Makes 4-6 servings.

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About Becky Nimoy

Becky Nimoy is a Southern California native, residing in the small but lively Los Angeles port town of San Pedro, along with her high school sweetheart and husband, two baby boys (ages 2 years and 2 months), and their 3 cats. When she can manage it (having two boys is rough!), she loves to draw, bake, repaint the rooms and work in the garden. In her spare time she and the boys like to explore the many parks that San Pedro has to offer and hike on the horse trails of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. She is passionate about all things chocolate, eating organic as much as possible and using cloth diapers on her kids. She holds a B.S. in Art History from UCLA and a professional certificate in Interior Design through UCLA Extension. She freelances as an architectural draftsman and stationery designer.

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