Creamy Avocado Pasta

Let’s see. The things I won’t miss about summer? Mosquitoes. Humidity. The A/C bill (and you know we New Englanders keep it cranked!). The things I will miss? Juicy lemons. Fragrant basil. And, oh mama, those buttery smooth avocados.

Can you tell I’m a winter kind of girl?

For the 2.456 seconds that Austin will have cool weather and I can still get a decent avocado, I’m going to wrap up in a cozy sweater and pile a big bowl of this into my mouth. All for myself. ‘Cause that’s just how we do.

Avocado Pasta Recipe
You’d swear there was at least a pound of butter in this beautiful pasta, but nope! Just a little olive oil, lemon juice, fresh basil and a bunch of smooooth avocado whirred up into a savory sauce.

Lemon Basil
Toss in some chopped tomatoes, cooked bacon or chicken, or a heap of freshly grated Parmesan. However you dress up this fuss-free pasta you’re gonna love it. And then you’re gonna pass out from carblicious bliss. Mmm!

Creamy Avocado Pasta Recipe
Whip up this divine, delish pasta some weeknight as an easy option for busy nights. And before avocados are out of season and overpriced, stock up and savor the smooth, savory goodness until summer’s over for good!

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Creamy Avocado Pasta*

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

12 oz. pasta (I used whole wheat spaghetti)
2 ripe avocados, pitted and scooped
1 lemon, juiced
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1 handful fresh basil
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
Freshly grated parmesan

Directions:

Set a medium-sized pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta, reduce heat slightly and cook until al dente, 8-10 minutes.

In a food processor, combine avocado flesh, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, basil and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside in a large bowl.

Transfer cooked pasta to the bowl. Toss with avocado mixture and freshly grated parmesan. Serve with additional grated parmesan, if desired.

Enjoy!

* Please note: This dish must be served same day, same minute it’s made. It cannot be left out, refrigerated, or frozen without turning brown from the avocado. As soon as it’s done, just dig in!

Adapted from The Londoner

      

38 Responses to “Creamy Avocado Pasta”

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    Paru Mahtani — August 31, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    Wow!! The recepie sounds great! Can’t wait to try!
    But, really…your photography is mind blowing!!!Inspirational!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Sandra Lee — August 31, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    When I am back on my feet this is one of the first things I want to make. Gold star for you Georgia!

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    Urban Wife — August 31, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    I love everything about this pasta! Lovely pictures. And please tell me it gets under 60 degrees here in Austin! Actually, I would be happy with 75 at this point. :)

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — August 31, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    I love this kind of pasta. Avocado really is the wonder fruit! I’m ready to say goodbye to summer but I’m sure I’ll be missing it by the dead of February.

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    A SPICY PERSPECTIVE — August 31, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    Love that swirling heap of goodness!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 31, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

    I love this pasta. I am not ready for avocados to go away!

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    Miranda @ Mangoes and Chutney — August 31, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    You will not believe that last night I was looking for a dinner recipe for my two avocados sitting on my counter – and I have everything to make this! Guess what’s for dinner?

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    Asmita — August 31, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

    Hi Georgia,
    What a gorgeous and healthy dish!

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    Sandra M. — August 31, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    Oh I am totally agreeing with you. I don’t have a problems with mosquitoes since I never ever got bitten(for real) but humidity I cant deal with at all!:)
    This is one of my favorite pastas. I love creamy avocado pasta.Great recipe and amazing pictures! I wish you great Labor day weekend!

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    Dining Alone — August 31, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    I am buying a bunch of avocados for the long weekend because I will miss them too, this looks delicious.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 31, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Love this pasta dish, Georgia!

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    From Valeries Kitchen — August 31, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

    This is genius and I can’t wait to try it!

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    Lizzy Do — August 31, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

    Oh, gosh, this looks incredible! Creamy from the avocado and flavorful with the basil, lemon and garlic…what’s not to love??? I’m so ready for the mosquitos to disappear, too~

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    Julie @ Table for Two — September 1, 2012 @ 1:07 am

    I love how uber creamy and easy this pasta is to make. Great flavors in here! I’m definitely making this soon!

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    Bree — September 1, 2012 @ 4:04 am

    Funny I am a total summer girl-probably bc I live in Wisconsin :). I also adore a great avocado!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — September 1, 2012 @ 5:35 am

    I need to try this. I remember I bookmarked avocado pasta and haven’t made it yet. Now you reminded me with this delicious looking pasta! Oh looks so good! Hopefully California will have avocado a little longer… I gotta grab some quickly before price goes up. :) Have a great Labor Day weekend Georgia!

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    Joanne — September 1, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    I’ve made this dish before and it really is the best! That sauce is amazing.

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    Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious — September 1, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

    What a beautiful dish! :)

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    Parsley Sage — September 1, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    Girl, I’ve got an avocado on the country right now just WAITING to be pastacized :) This looks fabulous :)

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    Daniela @ foodrecipesHQ — September 1, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    I don’t like creamy recipe, in the sense I don’t like to add cream on pasta. But in this case it’all about avocado which is one of my favourite ingredient. I’ve never thought I could use with pusta, I’ll try this recipe!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 2, 2012 @ 6:13 am

    This is definitely my kind of recipe! Love that vibrant green too!

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    Angie's Recipes — September 2, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    The pasta looks fantastic with creamy avocado sauce!!

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    DJ XH — September 2, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    If you save the pits from the avocados and cover the leftovers, the dish will keep without the browning effect.

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    DJ XH — September 2, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

    If you save the pits from the avocados and cover the leftovers, the dish will keep without the browning effect.

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    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking — September 2, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    i swear this is what I had for lunch today! My version includes a spoonful of Greek yogurt and cilantro instead of basil

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    Hotly Spiced — September 3, 2012 @ 2:30 am

    I love the look of the pasta and the way it has been twirled around the fork is gorgeous. I love avocados too. I’m so glad our winter is over and Spring has arrived xx

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    Teresa, foodonfifth.com — September 4, 2012 @ 2:18 am

    Your photos look wonderful. Especially the “pasta flower”. Love it.
    The recipe you have shared is simple and easy and no doubt delicious. Thanks.

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — September 5, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    I love the creaminess that avocados bring to any dish. This looks fantastic!

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    Auntie Rain — September 7, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    John made this for lunch today. Absolutely delicious and so clean tasting!I wonder how it will be leftover.

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — September 7, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

    Aw, Rain! So glad you enjoyed it! Leftovers might turn a little brown from the avocado, but they’ll still be tasty. ;)

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    David Bond — September 9, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

    Looks great can’t wait to try it!

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — September 10, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    Yum! I love avocado and this recipe wounds amazing.

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    Chrystal — September 16, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

    As a Californian I have avocados year round for a relatively low price. I have found lime juice keeps them from turning brown.

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    Kathleen Xu — October 2, 2012 @ 5:52 am

    Just made this for dinner and it was amazing! Such a great recipe and healthy too. I’m so glad I found this :)

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    Lindsey — April 30, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

    This pasta is a huge hit. I usually double the recipe and add chicken. This last time I did not have basil so decided to try with cilantro and it was delicious as well!

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    Ingrid Q. — May 30, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    WOW!!! recipe was delicious and my kids ate it like there was no tomorrow and most of all they didnt know what was in it they tated it and said wow mommy this is good even asked for seconds!! thanks again

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    Angela — September 19, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

    This has quickly become a household staple! Thanks for the awesome, fuss-free recipe.

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    dinah — August 9, 2014 @ 6:22 am

    I just made this and it tastes amazing! Even my little sister who actually never eats anything that’s green liked it! It was so easy but everyone thought that it was super hard to make and was suprised when they found out how easy it was :) The fact that it’s healthy makes it even more amazing!!

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