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pasta with avocado cream sauce


  • Serves 4-6
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • 12 ounces bucatini (also known as perciatelli)
  • 5 cloves garlic, to taste
  • 1 large lemon, juiced plus lemon zest to garnish
  • 2 medium sized, ripe avocados, pitted
  • 3/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt, with more added to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Bring a large pot of water to boil. Toss in some salt. Cook pasta according to package directions, al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.

Make the sauce by placing garlic cloves and lemon juice into a food processor. Process until smooth.  Add in the avocado, parsley, and salt.  Process until smooth and creamy.

Pour sauce over pasta, adding a bit of pasta water if necessary to make it looser. Taste for salt. Garnish with lemon zest and black pepper.