Avocado Basil Pasta Sauce

If I’m completely honest my favourite way to eat avocado is just on toast. Why try and make it into something it isn’t?

I have my friend Caoimhe to thank for this idea, and it really does make a truly tasty pasta sauce. You’ll need some things to bring out the flavour – lots of basil, garlic and lemon, but it’s worth it.


Cook the pasta first and reserve some of the pasta water to make the perfect sauce.

Take a splash of the pasta water in a jug (you can always add more later) and an avocado lightly mashed with a fork. Stir in minced garlic, salt and pepper, a handful of fresh basil and a squeeze of lemon. Blitz with a hand held blender until you have a rough textured sauce – some lumps are fine.

Serve stirred into the pasta with extra fresh basil and some grated Parmesan. If you’re that way inclined, dried chilli flakes can add some extra zing.

2 thoughts on “Avocado Basil Pasta Sauce

  1. This sounds so delicious! I’ve tried avocado as a risotto sauce before but never with pasta so I’ll need to give this a go! For the longest time I didn’t like avocado but recently I have been loving them so much, I can’t believe I went so long without eating them! 🙂
    Nicole xx
    http://www.gingerkitchen.co.uk

    1. Thanks Nicole! Make sure you season the sauce to taste, my first few attempts were a little bland. I’m intrigued by the risotto! Do you have a link?
      – Lucy

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