Basil Avocado Pasta

This recipe is easy and quick to make, filling but not heavy and satisfying! It is burst with flavors from basil, lemon and garlic. And it is full of goodness:

Avocado – Although high in calories avocados are amazing for you due to reducing inflammation and bloating. Basil is also a power house of nutrition, full of antioxidants, antibacterial and contains lots of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, C, D, B-12, B-6, Iron, Magnesium and Calcium. Lemon Juice is a rich source of nutrients like Calcium, Potassium, and Vitamin C. It is a great immune booster and promotes healthy, glowing skin. Garlic helps to fight and prevent sickness. It contains high levels of Maganese, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin C and Selenium.

Ingredients:

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • juice of half a lemon plus some zest for garnish

  • 300g pasta (we choose edamame pasta) or 2 medium zucchini if making zoodless for a lighter version

  • 1 Avocados halved, seeded and peeled

  • 1/4 cup of basil leaves

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 mushrooms, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup of edamame

  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

  • black pepper o taste

  • 1 tsp chilli flakes

Preperation:

  1. In a large pot of boiling water cook pasta and drain well according to cooking instructions.

  2. Place the avocado, garlic, basil, lemon juice into a blender or food processor and blend until your desired consistency. Tastes great both chunky or smooth and creamy. Feel free to add some water for creamier consistency. Season the sauce with salt, pepper and chilli flakes.

  3. Saute the onion and mushrooms in olive oil, add the edamame and season wiht salt and pepper.

  4. Toss the pasta with the sauce, mushroom, onions, edamame and serve. Note: Serves 2.

  5. We like to top ours with extra chopped basil leaves and lemon zest.

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