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Creamy Basil-Avocado Pasta

Creamy Basil-Avocado Pasta – Quick and light creamy sauce made with basil, avocado, and yogurt, served over your favorite pasta.

Creamy Basil-Avocado Pasta - Quick and light creamy sauce made with basil, avocado and yogurt, served over your favorite pasta.



If you’re looking for the place where you can find the greenest pasta, you have found it!

sheeesh! Look at all that green! And I just kept adding more! Did we really need the FOUR lime slices in there? Did we need the chopped parsley, too? The basil? Or how about those large parsley leaves on the sides…

Lawwwwd where was I looking? At least I threw in some white parmesan shavings… for contrast? Take notice of the red tomatoes in the background, please. Thanks!

By the way! HAPPY SUNDAY!

Friends, today I am hosting a birthday party for my now 3 year old. I am knee deep in birthday party decorations, cake flour and Margaritas, a.k.a Momaritas.  Ain’t no reason to do this without a drink, boo.

How about if I told you 12 kids are about to enter my house?
See! Now you’re thinking why isn’t she downing a pitcher of vodka!

Just kidding! They’re all very sweet… kinda. 😉 I LOVE ’em to pieces!

Creamy Basil-Avocado Pasta - Quick and light creamy sauce made with basil, avocado and yogurt, served over your favorite pasta.

But, before I head back to the all-things-pink mess, I wanna tell you about this avocado pasta.

You know those times where stuff just works? This is one of those times. I didn’t really know where I was headed when I started making this, but the conversation in my head went something like this: (this is me talking to myself) Hey, you know that really good avocado yogurt dip that you made earlier today? Yeah! The leftovers are in the fridge, so I’m thinking we should thin it out just a bit and throw it over some fettuccine?!? OH! OKAY!

I don’t need much to convince myself.

Creamy Basil-Avocado Pasta - Quick and light creamy sauce made with basil, avocado and yogurt, served over your favorite pasta.

Really, though. This pasta is completely overloaded with the most delicious mixture of avocado, basil, onion, lime juice and yogurt. It’s pretty much worth each and every carb that ended up on my thighs and then some.

Having said that, this is a beautiful, summery meal that needs to end up on your thighs, too. I mean!!! IT needs to end up on your dinner table soon!!

Creamy Basil-Avocado Pasta - Quick and light creamy sauce made with basil, avocado and yogurt, served over your favorite pasta.

Now, if you will excuse me, I have a birthday party to throw!

ENJOY!

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Creamy Basil-Avocado Pasta - Quick and light creamy sauce made with basil, avocado and yogurt, served over your favorite pasta.

Creamy Basil-Avocado Pasta

Katerina | Diethood
Quick and light creamy sauce made with basil, avocado and yogurt, served over your favorite pasta.
5 from 2 votes
Servings : 4
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8 to 12 ounces Fettuccine Pasta
  • 1 avocado , peeled and pitted
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 3 green onions , thinly sliced, white parts only
  • 1/3- cup cilantro or flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2- cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • Parmesan shavings (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to the directions on the box.
In the meantime, prepare the sauce.
  • In the bowl of your food processor combine avocado, basil, onions, cilantro or parsley, lime juice, yogurt, water, salt and pepper; process until creamy and smooth. Set aside.
  • Drain cooked pasta; return to pot.
  • Stir in the basil-avocado sauce and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Garnish with parmesan shavings.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

If the sauce is too thick for your liking, add 1 more tablespoon of water.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 110 kcal | Carbohydrates: 9 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 2 mg | Sodium: 32 mg | Potassium: 374 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 615 IU | Vitamin C: 14.8 mg | Calcium: 80 mg | Iron: 0.7 mg | Net Carbs: 6 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
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9 comments on “Creamy Basil-Avocado Pasta”

  1. Hi,
    I made this the other night, and my husband looked at me like I was crazy because it was green! Then he tasted it and went back for seconds after he inhaled his first bowl. Thanks so much for giving me a recipe that shows my husband that green is not a bad thing!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      LOL!! What is up with husbands questioning green food!? Geez! 😀
      SO happy to know that you guys enjoyed it! THANK YOU!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I am SO in love with this pasta. I would inhale it. Basil and avocado?? Perfect combo!!

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    Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness

    This looks amazing! I love all the green! I keep seeing avocados and ALMOST buying them, but leaning them behind because I know I’m the only one who eats them in my house. But if I mix it into pasta.. I think that would be a different story.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    That creamy basil-avocado sauce is perfection! I want a big bowl of this pasta for dinner!

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld

    Geebuz, way to take advantage of all things green- I LOVE how you added avocado in this- I may slip a chicken in too. Probably won’t be green though 🙂

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    Carol Borchardt

    This really looks delicious and lucky me…..I have all the ingredients to try this! Love the addition of yogurt!

  7. Katerina, this looks scrumptious!! Just today my kids asked for pasta, now I have the perfect recipe for a pasta dinner next week. YUM!

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