Pasta in an Avocado Sauce.

Pasta lends itself to simple ideas, and here’s one that’s so simple I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before 🙂

This superfoody dish takes minutes to prepare and, like all these sauces, is adaptable according to taste.

Try leaving out the spring onions and adding a chopped sweet green pepper.  Add herbs such as basil and parsley to the mix. Add more chillies for a real chilli hit….

pasta with an avocado sauce

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Avo Sauce for Pasta

For 2

Ingredients:   

  • Enough pasta for 2 (I used gluten-free spaghetti) 150 – 200 gms.
  • 2 small ripe avocados  (this is also a good recipe for those avocados that have gone over a bit)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 3 small spring onions
  • 0.5 tsp. salt
  • 0.5 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1-2 small green chillies
  • juice of 1/2 lemon ( or a little more)
  • 100ml. water (enough to get the blender going)
  • 100ml. pasta cooking water / OR 100ml. non-dairy cream / OR 50ml. of each
  • 30gms. vegan parmesan or a good scattering of nutritional yeast

Prep:

  • Remove skin and seeds from avocados. (Reserve the seeds).
  • Peel and roughly chop 1 garlic clove.
  • Wash, trim and chop spring onions.
  • Roughly chop 1 small green chilli.

Method:

  • Place avocado flesh, garlic, spring onions, chopped green chilli, juice of half a lemon, 100ml. water, salt and pepper in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Taste.
  • Add more garlic, lemon juice, chilli, salt and pepper as desired.
  • Cook the pasta according to instructions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, transfer the avocado sauce to a non-reactive pan, and place it on a gentle heat.
  • Heat the sauce gently until it is hot.  Don’t overheat it.  Let it steam gently without bubbling. Don’t overcook it either, or it will lose its freshness.
  • When the pasta is cooked, strain, reserving 100ml. of cooking water if using.
  • Add the pasta, the cream/OR pasta water to the avocado sauce.
  • Taste and make any final adjustments to flavourings and seasonings.
  • Stir through gently for a few minutes.

Serve immediately garnished with vegan parmesan, nutritional yeast or a scattering of freshly chopped basil.

Remember I suggested reserving the avocado seeds?  Try grating a little with a nutmeg grater over your spaghetti.  Don’t overdo it as they have a bitter flavour.  The reason I suggest this is because they are packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants.  Google it for more info!

Enjoy

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