Easy Avocado Pasta

This dish is creamy, delicious and so, so easy to make.  Need I say any more?  Okay, I will!  It's also low in salt, sugar and a good source of Vitamin C, poly- and monounsaturated fats.  The avocado sauce works well on pasta, fish and I am looking forward to trying it on "zoodles", or zucchini noodles, too.  You can bulk up this into a one dish meal too, by tossing in some cooked chicken or shrimp.  Add this to your list of quick, go-to meals for after work that your whole family will likely love.

Easy Avocado Pasta
by Ali Caron, RD
Serves 2

4 oz cooked pasta
1 avocado
1-2 cloves garlic
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
Approximately 1 tablespoon pasta water or olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:  Prepare pasta according to packaging.  Cut avocado in half, remove pit and scoop into a food processor or blender with a spoon.  Add garlic, olive oil or pasta water, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth, adding additional oil or water until desired consistency.
Place pasta in a bowl with avocado sauce and toss with tongs until pasta is evenly coated.  Serve immediately.
Optional: Add cooked chicken or shrimp to dish.

Nutrition Facts: 371 Calories, 21g Fat, 40g Carbohydrate, 8g Protein, 7g Fiber, 21mg Sodium, 596mg Potassium

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