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The Avocado Diva's Avocado Alfredo

Posted by: Ursula Zamora on Friday, June 29, 2012
This "avocado alfredo" has up to 70% less fat than regular alfredo sauce, because avocados are less calorie dense than cream or butter. It is vegetarian and can be RAW and/or VEGAN (if you don't use parmesan cheese).

 

 

 

My kids think that alfredo sauce is green because I use "heritage" avocados as the "cream" for a healthier and lighter sauce. (Note: A heritage avocado is like an heirloom tomato and is very delicious!)

 

This is super easy to make and can be used as a side dish or the starch under a protein. It can be a main dish (vegan friendly!) with another avocado sliced on top for protein. In fact, by using an avocado, you will add 12-16 grams of protein to your pasta in this recipe and 20 vitamins and minerals, including potassium (3x the amount of bananas!), folate, vitamins K, B6, C & E.

 

AVOCADO ALFREDO RECIPE:

 

INGREDIENTS:

 

1 package of linguini pasta - cooked as per the directions
2 oil-rich, heritage avocados (can be ordered via http://www.avocadodiva.com)

2 cloves of garlic, pressed
1 medium lemon
2-3 teaspoons of the kosher sea salt
fresh ground pepper to taste
3 tablespoons avocado oil (or EVOO)

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

1. In a food processor, put in the avocados (sliced, depitted and skinned).
2. Add garlic, juice from lemon, zest from 1/2 the lemon, salt, garlic and pepper.
3. Pulse all items to chop and combine. Then let it go full force for about 30-45 seconds to make a creamy sauce.
4. As it continues to blend in the food processor - slowly add avocado oil to make a creamy, frothy emulsion. Stop processing so it does not "break" (the oil comes back out).

 

Taste and season more if needed. Pulse to add the seasoning.

 

Put pasta in a large (non metal) bowl and toss with the avocado "Alfredo" sauce. Serve immediately.

 

Serves 4-6 people

 

NOTES:
a. You do not cook the sauce -- it's raw-eating folks!
b. Delicious served with more lemon zest on top or parmesan cheese.
c. Serve with a salad and crusty garlic bread.

 


 

Comments

Bettinar R commented on Monday, July 02, 2012
I made this and put over zucchini 'noodles'. AHmazing and filling and wonderful!
Anonymous User commented on Friday, July 06, 2012
This is on my list to make. It looks simple and appetizing. I can't wait!
Nicole commented on Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Spectacular recipe. I've been eating it for dinner for a week straight and have no plans to change my evening menu any time soon! My tweaks: I skipped the oil entirely (really cuts down on calories) and mixed it with one cup of kelp noodles and some spinach, zucchini, grated carrot, yellow sweet pepper, halved cherry tomatoes, red onion, shiitake mushrooms, lemon cucumber, celery, apple and cabbage. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and/or raw "parmesan cheese" (nutritional yeast mixed with ground almonds and salt). Absolutely, completely and totally divine recipe...and it's vegan and raw! Thank you so much!
Nicole commented on Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Spectacular recipe. I've been eating it for dinner for a week straight and have no plans to change my evening menu any time soon! My tweaks: I skipped the oil entirely (really cuts down on calories) and mixed it with one cup of kelp noodles and some spinach, zucchini, grated carrot, yellow sweet pepper, halved cherry tomatoes, red onion, shiitake mushrooms, lemon cucumber, celery, apple and cabbage. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and/or raw "parmesan cheese" (nutritional yeast mixed with ground almonds and salt). Absolutely, completely and totally divine recipe...and it's vegan and raw! Thank you so much!

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