This pasta sauce is a great, healthy alternative to thick, heavy cream sauce. In the time it takes to boil your pasta you can whip up this sauce and feed everyone in no time.
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Creamy Avocado Pasta
8 oz fettucini
1 tbl extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 shallot, small dice
salt and pepper, to taste
12 basil leaves, divided
1 ripe avocado
1 tsp lemon juice
3 tbl toasted pepitas
Boil the pasta in salted water until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water and drain the rest.
While the pasta is cooking, saute the garlic and shallots in olive oil until tender and translucent. Season with salt.
Combine the shallots with 6 leaves of basil, avocado and lemon juice in a blender. Add 1/4 cup of the pasta water and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
Toss the sauce and pasta together and garnish with the remaining basil and toasted pepitas