Creamy avocado pasta
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, pitted
  • ½ lime juice and zest
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ jalapeno
  • ¼ cup packed basil
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 1 pound whole wheat spaghetti
  • ¼ cup basil leaves to garnish
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still al dente 9 -11 minutes. Drain and reserve 1 cup of the cooking water.
  2. While the pasta is cooking make the avocado sauce. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh from the avocado and place in a food processor or high-speed blender. Add the basil, lime juice, zest, garlic, jalapeno, basil, spinach, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss everything together adding a little cooking water to loosen the sauce as needed. Top with the grated parmesan and basil and serve.
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