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Pasta with Avocado Cream Sauce

This Pasta with Avocado Cream Sauce is mouthwateringly delicious, simple, and is ready in under 20 minutes! A great weeknight meal for the whole family.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: avocado, pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 515kcal

Ingredients

Avocado Cream Sauce

  • 2 ripe avocados peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 100-120 mL fresh cream (approx. ⅓ to ½ cup) see notes for vegan
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • handful fresh parsley or cilantro
  • juice from 1-2 limes or juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ to ½ small chilli pepper or ¼ to ½ tsp. dried chilli (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Pasta

  • 320 g dry pasta
  • 120 mL reserved pasta water (½ cup)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 150 g cherry tomatoes or plum/grape tomatoes, halved
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Boil pasta in salted water until al dente. Reserve ⅓ to ½ cup of pasta water before draining pasta. Whilst the pasta is boiling, prepare the avocado mixture.
  • Place avocados, garlic, lime juice, chilli (if using), parsley (or cilantro) in a food processor. Start by adding around 100 mL (⅓ cup) of cream and blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add 1-2 tbsp. of cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat olive oil in a small saucepan and saute cherry tomatoes for 5-6 minutes until softened and slightly browned. Set aside.
  • In a large clean saucepan (do not use the same saucepan used for tomatoes or the sauce will turn brown), place blended avocado mixture and ⅓ to ½ cup of reserved pasta water. Stir well and bring to a simmer (1-2 minutes).
  • Toss in cooked pasta and coat well with sauce. Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese and cherry tomatoes.

Notes

To make this vegan, switch heavy cream with coconut milk or coconut cream and eliminate parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 798mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 382IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg