Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce
Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce Erin McDowell

Aren’t avocados the best? We love them mashed into guacamole, blended into a smoothie and whipped into a salad dressing. In this recipe for spaghetti with avocado sauce, we take our love for the fruit to the next level. It's rich but totally virtuous, and the whole meal takes just 30 minutes to prepare. (Cue singing angels.)

Makes 6 to 8 servings
Start to Finish: 30 minutes

Ingredients

12 ounces spaghetti

2 avocados--halved, pitted and peeled

1 garlic clove, smashed

1 bunch scallions, roughly chopped

Juice of 1 lemon

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

½ cup chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook until al dente, 6 to 8 minutes.

2. While the pasta cooks, make the sauce: In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the avocados, garlic, scallions, lemon juice and olive oil until smooth.

3. When the pasta is tender, reserve ½ cup of the cooking water, then drain the pasta. Add the reserved water to the avocado mixture and process until smooth.

4. Add the sauce to the pasta and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. To serve, portion the pasta onto plates and garnish with parsley.

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