Vegan Creamy Avocado Pasta

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I want to show you how easy it is to create beautiful, nourishing, and most importantly delicious vegan pasta sauce with simple and healthy ingredients. This creamy avocado pasta sauce is most certainly something to get excited about! If you are following a keto, vegan and or gluten-free diet, you will add this recipe to your repertoire. If you are following a paleo diet, pour the sauce over your favourite protein

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (5 oz.) fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 large avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 large ripe tomato, quartered
  • Hand full fresh basil leaves
  • Pure sea salt and GF ground black pepper to taste
  • Pinch of GF cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 lb. gluten-free pasta, or spiralized zucchini
  • Optional toppings; cayenne pepper flakes, nutritional yeast, chopped fresh tomato, fresh basil, olive oil, lemon juice, fresh flat parsley,
  • Instructions

  • Place spinach leaves, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic in a food processor. Pulse until fine
  • Add avocados, tomato, basil leaves, and if using cayenne pepper. Process until creamy. Season with salt and pepper, Set aside
  • Cook pasta as per package directions. Just before you drain the pasta, save 1 cup of pasta water. Do not rinse the pasta
  • Return cooked pasta to the pot and add the avocado sauce. Toss to combine adding pasta water or broth as needed for desired consistency. You may not need to use the entire cup
  • Serve immediately with desired toppings.
  • Note: if you are using spiralized zucchini, use vegetable broth instead of pasta water.


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