This avocado pasta sauce is so creamy and delicious. I made this sauce as a healthier alternative to oil-heavy Pesto.
It’s loaded with vitamins and healthy fats thanks to the avocado!
Vegan Avocado Pasta Sauce
This avocado pasta sauce is great because it uses no dairy! All the flavors come straight from the avocado, garlic, and basil without having to add a ton of cheese.
If you want that cheesy, parmesan flavor you would normally get from Pesto you can try adding nutritional yeast. Nutritional yeast is known for having that cheesy flavor while still being vegan. Try it out and let me know how it tastes!
Regular Pesto can be unhealthy. Although it uses olive oil and herbs, the store-bought kind can also have tons of preservatives. Plus, overloading on something so oily isn’t always the best choice.
This avocado pasta sauce is the perfect alternative! You can still have Pesto but this is for those times you want something lighter.
Try Black Bean Pasta Too
I used whole wheat pasta with this sauce but you should also try bean pasta! Bean pasta is more nutritious than wheat pasta and high in fiber and protein. You can get your kids to eat more beans in a pasta form!
You don’t even need to use this sauce on just pasta! This avocado pasta sauce would also be good as a dip for veggies and pita chips.
Try this out! It might be your new favorite pesto substitute.
A healthier, vegan alternative to pesto. Creamy and delicious!
- 9 oz uncooked pasta, whole wheat if possible
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves plus more for serving
- 2 tbsp juice of a lemon
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 ripe medium avocado, pitted
- 1/2 tbsp salt
- black pepper, to taste
- lemon zest, for serving
- basil, for serving
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package.
In a food processor, pulse the garlic and basil.
Add the lemon juice, avocado flesh, and 1 tbsp water and process until smooth.
Drain the pasta and place it back in the pot. Stir in the avocado sauce until full incorporated.
Top with your lemon zest, pepper, and extra basil leaves. Enjoy immediately, as avocados tend to turn brown when exposed to air.