15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta

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recipe by Brennan L https://getdrop.com/

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My girlfriend is a vegan and I'm not, so cooking together means a little extra effort. The pasta recipe was the first vegan meal we cooked together and we still make it regularly. It helps that it's really good.

Inspired by: http://ohsheglows.com/2011/01/31/15-minute-creamy-avocado-pasta/

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Water icon
    8¼ cups (about 2000ml)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    ½ tsp (about 3g)
  • Spaghetti icon
    ¼ cup (about 255g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    4 tbsp (about ¼)
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    2 tbsp (about 2)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    1 tbsp (about 15ml)
  • Avocado icon
    x 1 (about 165g)
  • Water icon
    1 tbsp (about 15ml)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    1 pinch
  • Lemon zest icon
    Lemon zest
    1 pinch
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    6 sprigs


  • kCook icon Food processor
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Food processor bowl

Step preview

  1. Add water to a clean large saucepan
  2. Boil
  3. Add sea salt and spaghetti to the pasta
  4. Cook until al dente
  5. Add garlic clove and fresh basil to a clean food processor bowl
  6. Pulse until mixture comes together
  7. Add lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, avocado and water to the sauce
  8. Process until smooth
  9. Add sea salt and black pepper to the sauce to taste
  10. Drain pasta
  11. Transfer sauce to pasta
  12. Stir until well combined
  13. Top with lemon zest
  14. Garnish with fresh basil
  15. Serve immediately
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